I've had a lot of contact, recently, with the physics-core of the Thunderbolts Project namely Wal Thornhill, and while I like/love his idea of an Electric Universe, I find Wal very difficult to get on with. I had the same personal reaction to the Growing Earth theorist Neal Adams. But this is probably my own fault, I do tend to 'rub people up the wrong way' as a rule…
People like Wal, and Neal (and maybe myself) are dogged arguers, relentless corner fighters, convinced evidentialists… and that's not a really bad thing. What the RSC or Real Scientific Community needs is more people who will go out and ask seriously dirty and dangerous fundamental questions and argue their contention with as much dogmatic confidence nee arrogance as such characters naturally muster.
We don't need to like these dogmatic characters, we just need to 'let them get on with it' and show us how our universe really works… without personal prejudice.