I find your mischaracterizations a bit misleading - whether intentional, or not. There are four scenarios used as tutorials in TOAW III. They each have accompanying tutorial documents that illustrate various aspects of the basics in TOAW III. This quote of yours, I find particularly misleading, as it implies that Ralph or myself (the developers) actively dissuaded you from doing what we, infact yet implicitly, encourage people to do. That is, publish your work.
Received very little support on the forum, none from the developers, and in once case, the "Bug Hunt" scenario, was asked not to publish it. Guess it wasn't "groggy" enough or some such, but obviously a heresy.
Someone not better informed, might walk away from this statement with a complete misunderstanding of the facts, facts that are publically on record in such thread as these
Now, for the most part, Ralph and I don't actively "encourage" people to design scenarios on an individual basis. There are dozens of active scenario designers out there, and if we were take the time to individually hold their hands, gently pat their heads, and whisper soothing words of encouragement in their ears at night so that they could sleep well, we wouldn't get anything done. Or, have lives of our own, for that matter. Now, I know for a fact that Ralph has mentioned your bug hunt scenario in forum or newgroup posts, in reference to the flexibility that we have already built into TOAW III, so don't think that your work has gone unnoticed.
You may not feel that you got the attention you wanted to get, since the threads may have drifted down several pages in the forum, but that is simply the nature of forum posts. It should be noted that TOAW III has the third most active gaming forum on this site, second only to such long-term stalwarts as WitP, and SPWaW. As such, the speed that a particular forum thread drifts off to the oblivion of page 2+ is accelerated without the active participation of the interested parties.
If you ever wish to design a tutorial scenario that does a better job than those which are included with the game, I would love to see it. That way, we can get it included in a patch. Feel free to contact me, by email or PM, at any time, should you need help, or have it finished.