There is another relatively modern saying
That those who tell people to shut the fuck up from behind a keyboard would have it rammed down their throat if they said it at a bar.
However, in your anxiety to prove someone a forum idiot with no knowledge, you simply overlooked that all I was doing was playing a bit of devil's advocate. No I don't believe everything I read on a forum. The reference to other posts on subjects was the inference that if you believe what is written, not that every word is true. And I'm well aware of what a development role is thanks. Again, it was just a bit of baiting due to previous forum comments, particularly about the Ducati's performance, of how the Ducati test riders can't develop the bike because they can't ride fast enough - not my view, just one of the views aired during the many discussions around the previous ban on riders testing. As you will no doubt know, Yamaha test riders helped Furusawa develop the M1 into the excellent bike it was long before his highness sat on it.
Yes I'm well aware of Rossi's demands on the equipment given to team mates and every other demand to ensure he enjoys superiority in every aspect. That and his overly large ego are the main reasons I don't like him. He doesn't like fair racing on a level platform.
My question as to how good a development rider Edwards actually is, was simple enough wasn't it? A genuine question as to how you evaluate their status in that role. If you 'know', all you had to do Mr Macho, was say so, but you prefer to take the agressive approach and put some forum numpty in their place. Maybe best to start your own forum where you can be forum jury and confine the members to you and a few intellectuals and enjoy uninterrupted knowledgeable conversation with guests on your own level.
As for doing my own research - what do you think this is, a university course with an honour at the end of the season..? it's an internet forum which ultimately has no bearing on absolutely anything. I have better things to do with my life than spend it trawling the internet to ingratiate myself with the likes of you.
As for what Rossi and Burgess say, aren't these the same two that laid into Stoner, said he didn't work hard enough, couldn't develop, didn't ride the Ducati hard enough and that they could fix it in 80 seconds. Well I guess that everything you read that they say must be true then...
As suggested before, stay off whatever juice you're on and take a chill pill.