I always feel my answer is better. I'm also a fan of this compromise, agree completely. If you can tell the difference between a Baltic Porter and a regular Porter in a blind tasting, you're a better man than me. If I put an IPL, West Coast IPA, and a New England IPA in a blind tasting (opaque cups too obviously), I would bet the New England IPA would be the style most people guessed correctly. There also weren't rating websites back then.