Your comment just doesn't make sense as a critique of this site, Orthodoxy or anything really. One person's predisposition towards who they might trust for a particlur type of advice isn't relevant nor does it indict Orthodoxy, unless I'm missing something.
You're missing about two thousand years of reliance on sacred texts, saints, Church Fathers, iconography, hymnography, etc. My issue in that particular post has past. My larger issue is with making things or people into authorities when that's the last thing that should be done. However, I pick and choose my battles, and I certainly don't expect that a critique on Christian authorities would convince many around here.
But in the context of a message board where people seek advice, someone saying they feel most comfortable seeking it out from a priest with certain qualifications seems reasonable, but in any event it just looks to me like you were angling for a reason to make a snarky comment. Coming from someone who has over 11k posts on this site and finds so much wrong with Orthodoxy I'm a little confused...and your sarcastic response is just more passive-aggressive than effective.
Snarky as in criticial, cutting, and testy? Yeah, that's a good description of me at times. Also, I wouldn't say that there is a lot wrong with Orthodoxy... last time I wrote up a list (about a week ago) there was only like 75 or so issues... that's a lot less than most other Christian groups!
To be clear, I enjoy your presence generally but the snarkniness and "hey, look at me sometimes I'm Orthodox but this week I'm not because I'm smarter than everyone again and I'm here to sit in judgment but only passively because I'm not really sure of myself and don't want to be moderated or have my posting privileges revoked because even though I'm not Orthodox I spend a ton of time here" schtick gets old.
Well that's quite a psychoanalysis
Let me try to cover it all: it's true I can be likable if I am motivated (though I rarely am); I am snarky at times; I never said I was smarter than everyone, though I do perhaps have more useless theological info in my head than most here; I try not to sit in judgment... at least not in the way that you seem to think; it's not that I'm sure of myself, that misses the point... I'm not sure that you exist, nor that I exist, and that kind of skepticism can soften the way you view the world a bit; I did get a chuckle out of the moderated/posting part... what, my fetish/bdsm post about girls peeing on me and such wasn't good enough for you?
also, I can only recall one time when I mentioned wanting to not post something for fear of being put on moderated status, and I hate to break it to you and pull back the curtain a bit, but that was a rhetorical ploy; I spend time here because I like exchanging sword thrusts with gentleman such as yourself!; and schtick isn't the right word... a schtick is a gimmick, an act... but I can assure you that I am this strange, prideful and inconsistent in real life.