I think Alton is an entertaining guy and a talented writer, but I do find myself disagreeing with him- a lot. Most of the time it's just a subjective parting of ways, but occasionally his facts are off. Now Harold McGee- I've been reading his updated book and in the back of my mind looking for errors. None so far. I also tend to resonate more with Harold from an artistic perspective as well. He totally blew me away with his thoughts on brining in a discussion on another forum. I totally had him pegged for a pro-briner.