I too have just begun using the Sourdo "Italian Starters" It took a lot of love to get them from the package to foaming, frothy festivals of life on my counter, far more interesting than sea monkeys...lol
Of the few pizzas I have made with them, the guests preferred the starter pies to the IDY/ADY ones...nuff said.
I for one would prefer Marco to tell me I was doing something wrong, and not tell what, to him not saying anything at all. I can glean more from his quips, than a lifetime of reading boards. I might have to work at it, but the Ah Ha! moment is worth it. Unfortunately, I do not have a woodfired stove yet (I'm working on it).
I can't wait for his book.
Pete-zza, don't worry about the comment from Marco, you do yeoman's work around here, and I think Marco was just (in his mysterious ways) giving a nudge nudge, gimmee a little credit more often kindof thing, not a poke.