People really don't know about BitShares. Yet another LTB article describing exactly the type of model we have already been using.
In this article's case, I'm afraid it must be willful ignorance. You can't have that much knowledge about this particular topic and accidentally fail to mention BitShares in your list of examples.
Invictus isn't the only person to recognize this model. I know Joel, he's actively networking in the 2.0 space looking for the community that will appreciate him most as an evangelist.
I don't think this was a snub, rather he hasn't heard about your project or hasn't been impressed by what he's seen enough to warrant his attention. You could change that pretty simply, reach out to him and let him know if you're looking for an evangelist then onboard him with someone who can walk him through why your solution is better.
I think its in really bad form to have your default assumption be that other people are bad actors. It seems more likely it is your failure to have much impact with your messaging in an increasingly crowded intellectual space. You guys wrote foundational works, but the expectation management and implementation et al issues that have plagued the development have given people who didn't already get in little reason to care about what you're doing.
It would be better at this point to just assume people are either busy, or you haven't reached them and if they're important to you, send them an email and introduce yourselves.