Maybe it was me being nosey! I like to understand what people really mean in practice by the approach that they favour. You certainly do seem to have an approach that you favour - I reach this conclusion as there is an approach that you clearly dislike, and I just wanted to understand the one you favour better. I'm really not sure about Clacky myself and wouldn't get too hung up on it. I've not read a detailed enough description of it, or the results anywhere, to express an opinion on Clacky itself. But I've read plenty of meta-studies from the world over which all lean in their findings towards systematic phonics instruction being a good thing (but clearly not missing out other aspects of good literacy instruction) and solving many apparent cases of "reading difficulties" or "dyslexia".