mike, i hear where you're coming from but i also think (and if i'm wrong lemme know) that you're coming at it from an illustrators point of view. some designers probably feel the same protective ownership way about their designs that an illustrator feels about their work. right or wrong, that's how i think they see it. so when someone lifts heavily from their design and just drops it on something else, regardless of the imagery it uses, they consider it theft of design, idea theft. such as this poster. changing names, thats it. looks identical to the original poster.
that's where i think they're coming from, i know you think its a grey area, and it may be, but stealing design is akin to stealing illustrations in certain circles. secret circles. freemasons even.
just my thoughts. i also think its funny when someone thinks the more comments on a poster the better it is. they don't realize these are just another offshoot of the forums.
right on, you know i love ya, off to the airport to pick up my wife and baby girl :D