If were talking in terms of the amount of wieght one's name carries in the automobile industry I agree Peter Lynn has some catching up to do.
In the world of kite design however, that is a different story.
I think the bottom line is this. The cynics will always resort to a lot of what has been discussed in this thread. They'll disregard something based on something like the fact that Mr. Lynn didn't design, stictch and fly the kite himself. Don't get me wrong, I'm a cynic and I do the same thing sometimes.
The bottom line is that I think there are very few "bad" kites being produced these days. THe reports that have been comming in on these LEIs have been great and I doubt anyone is going to try one and think it sucks. But that's what it comes down to, trying the kite and finding out first hand, for yourself.