Your article is well written. I definitely can relate to the scholar problem. I thus far hold a grudge against a few of them for not answering my emails when my questions got complicated. I’ve heard them complain that my emails were long or too many questions were asked at the same time (which makes me wonder how they got through Hawzah studies).
I do wish you had expanded on what direction the masjids are taking the youth, how it does not align with where you think we should be going....and hence which direction you think we should direct our youth to.