I'm not sure if you were agreeing or disagreeing with my post:
rowyourboat wrote:Ven Dhammajiva gives personal instructions. Any meditation instructor worth his or her salt should be able to do that. I feel sorry for anyone who has not had personal instructions because they are missing out a lot.
Yes, this is exactly my point. I've had excellent long-term instruction from non-famous local teachers. I've some a few excellent instructions and short conversations with moderately famous teachers. The latter were useful, interesting, and inspiring, but in my experience no replacement for long-term personal interactions.