I consider myself extremely lucky to be homebrewing at a time where brewers like Denny and Marshall (as well as their experiments) are so accessible to the community. It certainly encourages me to do my fair share of experimentation, and I'm a better brewer for it, too.
I would add a "+1" except I don't want to be accused of confirmation bias....just kidding! Great stuff, guys.
Hey Marshall - there are those who still profess to makes their lager beer by starting warm and cooling slowly once fermentation starts in earnest...and these guys have won awards. I am at odds with them using your stepped up approach, but we agree to disagree on what works best for us, respectively. But I would love for you to do an Exbeermt on that issue some time!