I'd place this thread on a par with LadyExecutive's whine about her Argosy doctorate. Dropping the failed dissertation identity was the first thought that came to me when I read the OP. Talk about a whiny username - I can see him posting an inquiry about, say, online lessons in folk guitar fingerpicking styles under his username and having everyone think, "Oh, yeah, that's the dude who crapped out of his doctorate." Bringing in another issue discussed recently in a different thread, I'd love to read what his students say about him on RateMyProfessors.com. Perhaps he should read his own ratings on RMP - he might realize that, even as a teacher, he's in the wrong field.