Wait... I thought we were using 99% of your THACO rules in STORM? The primary exceptions being the other THACO groups now roll on chests, have no ML restrictions for gear, and have med fort 'admin items.'
There are a couple of other minor discrepancies - MON and WED THACO can purchase wands and consumables, while STORM has to turn in collectibles for these types of items. But other than that, and the philosophical difference that running two modules with the possibility of receiving nothing as a reward is nothing like any PnP I've ever experienced, I thought we were all under the THACO umbrella.
Now you lump STORM in with 'everyone else?' I don't think you realize how some of your posts come across. If you don't like STORM's loot rules, and if you want us to be exactly like MON and WED just say so. But the little quips and judgements about how we are playing, what classes we are playing, what difficulty we are playing is getting old.
I honestly don't care if STORM changes the last 1% of its rules to be like MON and WED in every way except difficulty level (because playing on normal difficulty is about as challenging as playing on casual to me).