I was only taking issue with the caricature.
As to the rest - it is an interesting topic, and one that gets debated into tiny and pointless details everywhere on the web. I'm not gonna participate in it on this thread, and I realistically feel no compulsion to educate you or anyone else when the resources are out there for the reading and endless debating with a quick google search. Also, realistically, there's about a 0% chance either of us is going to convince the other of anything. SOooo... I'll just invoke godwin's law and call bush hitler and be done with it. :)
Let's get back to the thread at hand-
I have 2 contractors in this week beginning the information gathering portion of a long engagement. one went to UT in the late 80s, lives in CLE, and last visited Toledo around 5 years ago. We talked about downtown a bit over lunch, and he's completely blown away by the velocity of change around here.
We talked about the Hensville project and Promedica moving downtown, and he expressed some of the same concerns I hear from some of you guys about saturation.... but he also mentioned that CLE exploded its downtown in a rapid manner, and people were concerned about saturation there too. What happened instead was that more and more people wanted to be around the action, and it became a self-sustaining loop.
Now, the difference in my eyes is that Toledo has a much smaller population. I also worry about saturation, but even if we hit that? I think at worst you'll see some businesses fail before an equilibrium is hit.
This is a wildly interesting time for the city.