This is a good discussion. I'm no expert in Islam but have a historical interest in all things religion. One thing I didn't understand is why one poster tried to emphasize strict adherence to this "madhab" when he himself mentioned that it is a tool to understand and follow Islam, not a requirement itself. Trying to promote this among other muslims as a great tool to practice the religion is understandable. Trying to label others as part of one madhab or the other or emphasizing that they must do so because they are too naive to follow the religion seems naive in itself. But then again, I've seen so many "born again Christian" examples of hypocracy in U.S. it won't surprise me if this type of movement wins a lot of followers. Whether that scores plus points for such muslims on the judgement day remains debatable.
There is no darkside of the moon really ..