Im sorry to hear that some researchers have become disheartened. I agree with you that serious Asbell/Asbill researchers should pull together with the new DNA testing.
I'm fortunate in having a pretty well documented straight line back to Old Billy on one side and Mary Nancy Asbell on the other.
I have been researching for about 11 years and have seen a lot of dead ends and mis-information but will continue to research and help in whatever small way I can tostraighten out the muddle caused by Bennett.
The DNA will be the key to the truth. Sorry to say, I'm not a direct male line descendant so can't do the tests.