We have a fair amount of Indologists, Hinduologists, Advaita/Dvaita/Tri-vaita/Quad-vaita Pundits, Agama/Sha-gama/Tantra followers, Kundalini experts and Shruti/Samriti sages, pass through the HDF. By and large everyone agrees that if you ask 10 Hindus a question, you will get 10 different answers. The reason is that no one is talking from personal experience/realizations. Either they read some book, or followed a Guru for some time and think that they have become self-realized souls and are an authority on whatever their Guru (a realized soul) talked about, or have done one or more stints in some ashram in India thereby claiming to have become 'Hindu Visionaries' by experiencing the soul of Hinduism, or are obstinate 'Native Hindus' who think that the converts have no business giving expert opinions about Hinduism. So, why can't we just express 10 different Hindu opinions on every issue and let go at that, instead of trying to prove everyone else wrong. 10 Hindus (NOT new age Universalists/Freelance thinkers), 10 different Hindu opinions, without any acrimonious debate sounds something fair and natural. Of course by definition, a direct quotation from shashtras (with proper references), trumps everyone else.
A simple, illiterate Hindu peasant in a village, who just visits a temple to take a bow before the Lord and says a silent prayer is far more spiritual than any of us. The real spiritualists don't go around the digital universe, peppering various websites with long, convoluted, acrimonious diatribes, in the name of educating everyone. We are only fooling ourselves by waging 'wars of words' and trying to prove that my 'book knowledge' is better than yours. People 'in love', either with another human being or with God, don't go about advertising how much 'in love' they are (mohabbat jo karte hain vo, mohabbat jatate nahin, dhadhkane apne dil ki kabhee, kisee ko sunaate nahin). Service and practice mold a person, not mere reading and memorization of a set of books.
A scene from the movie Gandhi comes to mind in this regard. As one of the speakers addressing the masses, he said something like, 'We come here and make speeches to impress one another, but it makes no difference to the common peasants who toil everyday under the hot sun'. We can lay out our finest thoughts and compete with everyone else, but make no mistake, that it does not in any way alter the landscape of Hindu thought and practices. A peasant's dedication and humility will eclipse our 'proud peacock tails' any day.