2) If you don't like the current image of the group, I would suggest recruiting fewer people with adenoids and beards. Honestly, in my research and coursework, I've stumbled across a few groups like this, and the kindest thing I can say about them is that they're enthusiastic amateurs. Most (all) lack the physical ability necessary for what they're attempting, and the manuscript tradition is sparse at best when it comes to instruction. There are a few - very few - scholars in the field who have a good grasp on the subject materiel. This information, taken as a whole, makes the entire endeavor look like a quaint hobby, rather than a serious scholastic pursuit.