Thank you for your reply.
Shortly after you suggested the division of the NY style into two separate categories, I referred the suggestion to Steve for his consideration. I even volunteered to do the division if he felt it was appropriate, knowing that I, or some other Moderator, would have to review almost 500 topics (threads) in the NY index, with over 8100 posts, as part of the separation process.
My principal concern is that any definitions for the two categories, if adopted, be unambiguous as much as possible, so that members post in the proper places. With the present index, that is not an issue. But if people are given two filing choices that are more similar than dissimilar and post in the wrong place, then that means that the Moderators have to be on their toes to detect any mispostings, which I can guarantee you will be inevitable. My current practice when a post is put in the wrong place is to move the post to the correct--or better--place and notify the poster by PM of the move and the post's new location so that he or she doesn't think that the post didn't register or it somehow disappeared. Obviously, as a Moderator, I would rather keep such communications with members to a minimum. I specifically mentioned DiFara's mainly because I think the DiFara pizza style is a cross between the two categories you suggested. I perhaps would put it in the "elite" category, as much because of tradition than anything else. Maybe the Bianco pizza should go in the same place. We also have members who make thin versions of the Lehmann NY "street" style and make them in large sizes and bake them in very high temperature ovens. Some of the members are also now using the 2stone units operating at very high temperatures, and making pizzas of sizes that are getting increasingly larger as Willard introduces new models. Some members are also using modified Deni-2100 and Villa Roma LBE units to make all kinds of pizzas at very high temperatures. I can already see myself scratching my head to determine where posts in those cases should be filed. I personally would prefer not to add a bunch more boards as a way of solving the filing problem.
I have already volunteered, so I will abide by whatever decision is made.