I'm going to have to respectfully disagree for two reasons. First and foremost is autocephally is not a right, it is a privilege. In order that the FYROMians have an autocephalous Church, let them do it according to the Canons.
As you correctly point out, the modern "Macedonian Orthodox Church" was a creation of Tito, aimed at weakening the strength of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Yugoslavia. In that regard, I say fine let the Macedonians have an autocephalous Church, but let them do it according the Canons and Traditions of the Church.
The second area I disagree with you is the area that Macedonians are not Serbs. I think it is better to say that all Macedonians are not Serbs. Just as all Macedonians are not Bulgarians.
I think in the modern context Macedonian Slavs all started out as either Serbs or Bulgars, but over time (and communist indoctrination), they were "Macedonianized".
So, in a sense I do think "Macedonia" and "Macedonians" exist as a people, albeit completely different then the Macedonians of Alexander's time. I think that is where the "modern" Macedonians really get it wrong. They really have bastardized history so terribly, to lay claim to the throne of Alexander. Now, we all know that is a bunch of B.S., but check out pretty much every Macedonian website and you'll see that they really do lay claim over and over again.
Now, getting back to the part about Macedonians not being Serbs... let me give you a personal story...
As you know, my family originally hails from Kosovo. We fled the area after the murder of one of my great grandfathers, only to settle in the Sar Mountain range (Sar Planina), present day FYROM. In the villages surrounding where my family settled everyone were Serbs (they had been in the region for more than 1000 years). They had typical Serbian characteristics, like the celebration of Slava both for family and villages. Pretty much everyones last name ended in "ic" (a typical Serbian last name). You get the idea.
However, as Tito took over and the communist grip strengthened, the Serbian education was removed from the region, replacing it with this new "foreign" language called "Macedonian". Names were forcibly changed from "ic" to "ski" and entire family histories began to erode. Sima Stojkovic became Simce Stojkovski.
Look at what famed Serbian historian Slavenko Terzic wrote on the subject...Immediately after the liberation from the occupying forces, in 1945, the requests to become a part of the newly formed federal unit of Serbia came from some regions of Macedonia in spite of the terror of the new Macedonian government. The typical example was the plea of the rural population in the Vratnica municipality, Tetovo district. In a letter to the minister for Serbia in the Government of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia the inhabitants of these villages stated: "We, the Serbs from the Vratnica municipality have never felt otherwise but as Serbs, the same as our ancestors, and it has been so for centuries. Because of that we suffered extremely during the occupation both in the last World War and in this one that ended recently. During the occupation in this war, 41 Serbs were executed by firing squads, some were Interned and there was not a single Serb between the age of 15 and 66 that was not beaten and molested to exhaustion." The inhabitants in the Vratnica municipality also complained about the new Macedonian officials and listed the main reasons such as: "In our district the administrative authorities are mostly constituted of the persons who were Fascist collaborators, the persons who welcomed the German army with delight, the persons who held religious service of thanksgiving when the German armada was victorious though the Germans never requested such things from the city dwellers." Even an example is given: during the occupation the village representative in the Vratnica municipality was Andra Hristov from Tetovo (in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia he was a clerk in the Tetovo district court, but then his surname was Serbian - Risti-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â§), who is now said to be "...an official of the people's administration authorities in Skopje.http://www.rastko.org.yu/istorija/srbi-balkan/sterzic-macedonian.html
This article intrigued me because the "Vratnica Municipality" is the area where my family settled, to be with their Serbian brethren. For the most part, the people of Vratnica still understand that they are Serbs, but many of the surrounding areas have forgotten.
Look at this...
SPECIAL USE REQUESTS
11. (Taken Out of Order) PUBLIC HEARING - REVISED SPECIAL USE REQUEST AND SITE PLAN - Proposed Church - North Side of Wattles, West of John R - Section 14 (SU-306)
Mr. Keisling explained that, at the May Regular Meeting, the Planning Commission granted Special Use Approval and Preliminary Site Plan Approval for the construction of the St. Petka Vratnica Serbian Orthodox Church
complex on a 7.77 acre parcel in the area north of Wattles Road and west of John R. http://www.ci.troy.mi.us/committees/minutes/Planning20001212.htm
That is the planning approval for a Church the people of Vratnica just built on the outskirts of Detroit. Now, if we look up a map, we know Vratnica is clearly within the geographic boundaries of FYROM, so why do they build a Serbian Orthodox Church?
Simple, because they are some of the few, that have not been totally brainwashed by 60 years of State sponsored propaganda. The Vratnica example is good one, because it is not just one person, but an entire village of Serbs. Do you know how many of these you can find throughout FYROM? The FYROM government hates them, because they offer a window into the past, the government in Skoplje doesn't want known. For example the surrounding four villages are much the same (Beloviste, Staro Selo, and Rogacevo).
Furthermore, the linguistic traits of the villagers from the Tetovo region are almost identical Tsar Dusan's "old Serbian". Convinced yet?
In any event, I think you can pretty much find every Serb in FYROM by asking them if they have a Slava. If so, they're Serbs, whether they are willing to admit it or not.