I do agree with Joey that not everyone can understand 'deep' topics such as 'emptiness' and 'ego'...
Some postings or questions only required straight to the point, not too high level's explanations or discussions. Too much indulging into those philosophical and highly complex stuff will throw many readers off our forum. Some members may feel that their questions will be 'too basic' to ask in our seemingly 'very high' level discussions forum.
However, for those questions and postings that touch on 'high' level discussions, input from Sampa, Scott, Loafer, Crazywisdom and gang are definitely needed to keep them alive!
You all are very well-read people, so do share your knowledge but please 'take notice' of the original posting's author and the flow of the postings and 'check' if they are ready for 'higher' teachings or if some 'normal helping information' and a little teachings are enough. You guys are smart what...surely know what to say... right? Oops, I mean, 'write'
Now, I don't have much Dharma knowledge but I do remember that Buddha's Dharma is all about WISDOM AND COMPASSION
And, no matter how much knowledge we have, we still need to practice the basic, that is KINDNESS. Try be to kind to everyone...I know I'm trying, very hard...because it is not easy!
Ok, as for the original question, Billy, I only can comment on our very own lama H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Many people are drawn to him, some by his teachings, others by his witty approach to teaching and even some others by his good looks. In any case, I believe all because we already have AFFINITY to him from our past lives, that is why we are 'attracted' so much to learn from him.