What's not necessary are all of the derogatory comments. If a hand quilter doesn't FMQ, that's fine, but why dip into the well of ranting and insults? Not all FMQ work is "stiff," "soulless," "ugly," "unusable as a blanket," "overdone," "sub-standard," "low quality," and on and on.
P.S. Before I move on, I really must thank you, Caron, for caring enough to ask. Also, for your apology on behalf of those rather rabid hand quilters. I thank you for being you and for sharing your time and knowledge and for being an effective emissary for the love of a beautiful art.