Apples and oranges, as you are no doubt aware. mst was unhelpfully telling a seeker he was confused, with no other input. Sowing confusion is quite different, obviously. I'm simply calling out misleading statements by someone who acts more and more like the new Sundial, as you did for years with the original. As for moving the ball forward, I'm suggesting that the monk in context move his own by learning standard tools, and move the monastery's by being able to answer questions with real solutions rather than creating new rabbit holes for the unwary to fall in.
The way forward always starts with a minimal test.