I would like to clear up something here. My new website, www.pedaplus.com,
is NOT primarily a message board (although I do have a message board as part of the site). The reviews that you are referring to are NOT part of my site, and no such reviews appear on the message board, which has only a few posts so far (almost all related to hymn playing, church music, etc). The reviews you seem to be referring to are on the MWSC site, which are linked from my links page. The most interesting feature of the www.pedaplus.com
site as far as I'm concerned are the "Scorch2" (Sibelius software) files (piano and choral) and sacred arrangements (piano and choral). By the way, Scorch2 technology is VERY up-to-date - probably the best and fastest way to view and interact with scores online.
In addition, if you examine the Elementary Piano Literature course syllabus, you will see that the main method books we cover are Alfred, Bastien, Hal Leonard, and Faber Piano Adventures, with some coverage of Frances Clark and other older, but worthy, books. I personally find the Alfred, Hal Leonard, and Faber books to be the best, all with strengths and weaknesses. The magazine article list includes articles mainly from the 90's, with the exception of "The American Beginning Piano Method" articles from Piano Quarterly, which I happen to believe are seminal, important articles. Elementary Piano Lit. is taught every two years, and I update the articles for the course each time it is offered (next time, Spring of 2002).
Do you people really think that the ONLY good method books are the most recent ones?
Finally, I really like this "Piano Club," and wouldn't pretend to be able to compete with the format.