As well as the jumping topic, there was also Delete's thread on when to start riding. So all in all I think this topic is already being well covered on other threads. So far it has stayed civil, so i don't think there's a need to tempt controversy even more.
And usually I'm all for a good debate - it's what I comes to forums FOR - but this particular one is getting to me. For the most part, no one is willing to listen to any disagreement to their own view, probably because no one wants to admit that what they've been doing has been damaging horses/a display of greed.