I like your analogy IHMS!
think too often, scientists can't see the forest for the trees...or do not want to see the forest. Everything is overcomplicated. IMO, CCSVI, fits the KISS method.
Dr Dake told me that it is as if the body is google earth------but the neurologists are digging in the dirt with their shovels.
Seriously though, the problem in part is the specialization of medicine. A neuro simply does not know what a vascular guy does. They see the lesions and say "special MS lesion that no one ever saw before" a vascular guy sees the histology of the lesion and says "Oh, a venous lesion."
One good way medicine can evolve is to encourage doctors work in teams of mixed specialties.
IF THIS COMES OUT, I believe there will be some serious retrospective looks at how this was missed for so long...........
when there was a lot of good work decades ago that indicated this was the direction we should take.