I’m sure it’s not your intent to insult.
The government research stations each set up their own rules of the road. They are all set up to help American landowners with germplasm for research purposes.
The station in Davis California stopped widely sending out scions because - whether we agree with the principle or not - their directors felt the program was being abused. This has been frustrating for those of us who were happy enough to play by the rules. Now, we no longer have ready access to the wonderful stockpile of goods held at Davis. This is the frustration Scott has articulated-- on this forum he has afforded us out of the generosity of his time and expertise.
If one wants to advocate for a different policy for the germplasm stations-- that could perhaps be well directed at the USDA; or the White House; or the U.S. Congress.
Scott is not grumpy or stingy merely to point out the frustrations of the above mentioned abuse, or to offer ideas for remedial behavior. Indeed, I can think of no other individual in the world who has been as selfless and generous in his sharing of time, expertise, and his own germplasm, than Scott.