I dunno what you guys are talking about--I'm keeping my blue hat and fluffy feather. I've wanted to be a musketeer all my life!
Kidding aside, I'll echo Loperdos here by saying I like the Guru community best when it's all of us testing/trying/experimenting as a group. When we're all contributing toward the mutual goal of enhancing our experience playing the thief, I'm happy.
The amalgam typically serves better than isolation in most anything, and theorycrafting and building no less the case.