That was (/is?) the biggest shortcoming of these forums. First and foremost, this seems to be a dough/crust community. I actually didn't join and only occasionally browsed around for years and years because of this. Then I thought the best way to change things was to jump in myself. So I always include my sauce recipes (e.g., my Aurelio's recipe is somewhere on here, too). But my best guess is that folks here undervalue sauce or something. I dunno. I still can't figure that aspect out about this forum.
As one who has observed these sorts of matters over the years, there is a fair amount of truth to what you say about pizza sauces. They have pretty much always been stepchildren to the dough. In this vein, I once started a monthly challenge in which I asked members to post their favorite red pizza sauces. As you can see from http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,9744.0.html
, the silence was deafening.
In my experience, tomatoes and sauces have always been intensely personal and highly opinion based. And people can be very vocal in expressing their love or hatred for a particular sauce or tomato. That is why I rarely comment on them. My opinion would be no better or worse than any other. More than once, I have seen members ask other members for their favorite or best pizza sauces only to pan them when they were submitted and tried. Similarly, I don't think that there is any canned tomato product that a member has loved on this forum that someone else couldn't stand. And heaven help you if you cook your pizza sauce
The above said, there are some pizza sauces that do attract others and have become favorites. Yours is one of them. And November's unique pizza sauce, as described at Reply 7 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,3735.msg32136.html#msg32136,
is another. People also like clones of pizza sauces, perhaps more so than original pizza sauces. A good example of this is the Papa John's clone pizza sauces at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6633.0.html
. Elsewhere on the forum, clones of the Pizza Hut and Domino's sauces have also been posted, and others have been attempted.
I'm glad you decided to stick around and to post your favorite Chicago thin style, sauce, sausage and seasonings.