it is my understanding that the main reason he is not in on these discussions is because the hydras under question in this thread are not "his" so to speak. He woun't want to support products that he wasn't involved in. Especially ones with such drastically incorrect initial setups as we have seen.
I think it is a testament to his good character that he chimed in at all when people are having trouble. Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think anyone has an Element Hydra at this point. Hence the innaccurate and blatently incorrect basemaps / dwell times / temp correction problems, etc.