Looks like we corresponded frequently the first part of June 2010.
DNA is not a panacea but in my situation it was a great help since I had done extensive research on 7 different Weekes/Weeks/Wickes families who came to the colonies in the early 1600's not knowing from which I descended from. DNA lead to George Weekes of Dorchester, MA
In your case at least you know where not to look which is an advantage but not an answer to all of your questions. Though I still believe that DNA is very important, a paper trail is as important, if not more important than the DNA.
From what I have ascertained investigating similarities between surnames not the same as yours is a waste of everyone's time and money. Secondly, if you are off by more than three matches out of 37, you are probably spinning your wheels in persuit of relationships.
You are absolutely correct that we need more DNA participants but we also need someone to summarize what we have and where we should be looking for potential testees.
The sharing of info has been a problem since I started researching 8 years ago, but what is just as bad is all of the erroneous info circulating on the internet.Just last month I found where 3 different reputable websites had the death of Thomas Weekes, the shadowy son of George of MA, dying in 1688 which is possible but not in BLOOMINGTON,IL!Duh?