I don't think that you can say that this site is based on the Everything Engine. It is a very customizable tool for making interactive web sites. Practically any kind of web site you can dream of. Much of the features of PerlMonks are not even included in the Everything Core. They were made into nodeballs by vroom based on the innovations made on this web site. I don't think that the Everything Engine's point was to limit customization, but to make it easier. And that's why I don't think your argument is valid.
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