My point is: storytelling is bigger than "roots storytelling" represented by the festival circuit, and its bigger than "personal storytelling" represented by the Moth. And you certainly can segment your audience and produce events that showcase one sliver of storytelling.... nothing wrong with that.
What doesn't make sense is trying to claim an umbrella term as your own.
Imagine if Milton Berle had tried to claim "television" as the genre for the Texaco Star Theater show, and got all the other comedian hosted variety shows to claim "well, what we do is television." Those soap operas, those news shows, they're not "television."
Imagine if track and field competitors tried to claim that basketball players weren't "athletes" because they used a ball, and had to use teammates.
I'd like to see an event producer create a series or even a festival that is truly open to all forms of storytelling.
You can read my entire post and discussion here.