Why are you all messing with fast all they did different is say they haven't read MBT and probably won't.
I think the broader issue here is the effectiveness of the Forum "immune system" in identifying actual disruptive threats vs merely novel information, holding the overall health of the forum in profitable balance with what is best for the newcomer.
In particular with active passionate newcomers, the entire focus of interactions should be on studying their needs and interacting competently, but most importantly, lovingly, rather than the other thing....defending our own prejudices, pumping up our own egos and so on...(I am mostly reminding myself on this latter point ; - ) )
I thought this was a particularly good event in that once Ted initiated his "challenge probe", we did not all "pile on", but rather assumed emotionally supporting postures, and it seem to have concluded well.
My suspicion is that the system is waiting on us to step up our game in this regard and that it will feed the forum traffic as we develop the skillsets to handle it.
Indeed the book is irritatingly long, heavy, and embarrassing to explain to others. The first read through I expect is normally just to say you have done it and to get the T-shirt, with little absorbed. I believe the second read through is actually the first actual read through with absorption.
One way to interact with the Trilogy is to bookmark the google books version and do keyword searches that might be inspired by forum conversations or youtube videos. A key tool is to learn to cut and paste trilogy quotes as a forum argumentation tool.
MBTOE is either a very elaborate lie, or the most important book on the planet, the universe. Even if your assessment is a 99/1% split on this, why would you be so determined to not spend time with it?
The physical book is convenient to have around, open at random pages, underline stuff, make notes in the pages, think of questions to torment Ted with. There are used versions that can be bought cheap, though this is not as supportive to Tom's effort to cover costs.
Woven within the detail of the book are subtle fantastical nuggets that you will not capture by simply watching the videos or participating in forum discussions.
As part of TOEist best practises, I propose that you find a fun comfortable way to weave the Trilogy into your routine. One thing would be to structure a point of the day where you pick up one of the books and open at a random page, and read one page, or something similar with the electronic version. Doing it this way would introduce some uncertainty for the system to play with.