Well said Catmoon. Its a strange world where things traditional have to be defended on a THERAVADA forum. Knee jerk anti traditionalism is as much a dead end as fossilised formalism. No one is forced to consider the claims of the Way Of The Elders, considering those claims is an entirely free choice, and those claims are best judged by their fruits. And the fruit is Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Lee, Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Bhikku Bodhi, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Munindo etc etc.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.