Sometimes written words don’t sound as well as spoken ones with faces!
I wasn’t offering to try it juuuuuussttt in case you might not be crackers—quite the opposite, I thought, based upon your responses to the most common possible errors/oversights that there might, indeed, be a problem with the recipe, so I thought I’d give it a whirl (providing nothing comes up this weekend).
Many of the things mentioned to you as potential problems are new to many people (I remember when several were new to me, and I learned about them here)—or at least one—potentially “the” one—could be, and this is a very friendly place—all suggestions are truly made in a spirit of happy baking community. I’ve been to some snarly forums, so I know how you could feel defensive, for sure, though!
Anyway, I just wanted to say please do share your experiences! I’m not sure if I’m correct in saying that we’re perhaps more cakey/pie-y/bread-y (I’m almost exclusively cake-y) here or not, but often, more than one person has made a particular recipe and can share direct experience with that exact recipe—sorry it isn’t the case with this one, so we can only guess at the possibles—and perhaps try it ourselves if it’s a real mystery!
You sound like a great baker, and I hope you will stick around, even after the lemon poppyseed debacle!!!