Looking back at all the posts now, I don't think anyone ever said the Indians were bad or couldn't do what they've done. In fact, I think I described them as "volatile" due to them being "unproven" with "upside."
I'm not sure GTWMA was technically right about anything. He was just arguing that the Indians were proven in his opinion.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” --Henry David Thoreau