When Diamonds derive 80% of their income from the tools business

They do everything in their power to make sure you are buying the tools.
Quixtar helps them by preventing you from advertising on the web, preventing you from showing product in trade shows, and discourages newspaper and other forms of mass advertising. I had a great deal of difficulty getting ads in newspapers; the newspapers had gotten many complaints from people about MLM false advertising and were very wary.
If you can’t advertise except by buying their advertising tools, then who owns the business really?

We’re talking extreme pressure and well-established brain washing techniques. Also, upline will not help people who aren’t on the tools system.

have borne out our assertions–more than 99% of people lose money in Amway/Quixtar.

You may want to look at www.pyramidschemealert.org. They have an interesting analysis that demonstrates that one is will lose more money in MLM than in gambling.

Why do you put so many words in quotes? It gives your message an “I’m better than you” undertone that I “hope” was not your “intention.”