Hiding? hardly. A bunch of people at TFL, GT, Pissysmith know who I am and have met me personally. I am a moderator at 1911 and can be reached on any forums by PM. My handle is an abbreviated version of my name.
BTW, how often do you shoot IDPA, USPSA, etc. ? What are your classifications? How have you contributed to promoting the sport in your area?
I am not against kneepads, neither is IDPA. If you haven't gotten it yet, you can wear soft kneepads under long pants. Also carpet pads are provided at all matches. What else do you want?
"Less yacking and more cacking" SDH