Although I may be as guilty as anyone of making my own cooks over-complicated, I do have to say, for the first time I can remember, yesterday, I did post that I felt the OP in the specific thread should abandon his chosen process. I agree with Tim, that too many people make statements that simply are not true, 1000 briskets to get one right? C'mon.
That being said, if they post that they want help, they are going to get the multi-tude of answers. Winnowing through the chaff is certainly difficult. But, there are many ways, and putting them out there, that has to help in the end.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."