Again, I think this is a clash of culture as stated in another thread. Both sides speak the same language but have no idea what the other side is saying. Barry is interested in the entertainment aspect of snooker and the dollars to be brought in from a potential American market. He is right. The game will never work as a spectator sport here...Americans play American games for entertainment. If the world does something that we kind of like, like say, rugby or cricket, we turn them into Football (American, of course) and Baseball, and we deny any relationship in the process. So Barry is correct that there is no American market for snooker but he has the wrong reason.
Ajeya, on the other hand (a really nice guy by the way), is looking for the sport to be embedded in American society as a pastime for the common man, not so much the spectator sport aspect of it. He wants for Snooker to become common recreation rather than something of which no one has ever even heard, as it is now. Unfortunately, I don't think Ajeya is correct on this, though I honestly hope that I am wrong. People want to feel good about themselves and the way they play whatever game they choose to play. Proper snooker is humbling and most people can't deal with that. Ajeya makes a comparison to golf and its difficulty level. Big milestones in golf are breaking 100, or breaking 90, or breaking 80 just like in Snooker, one strives for the half-century and century. But in golf, the toe wedge and the "mulligan" are commonly used to assist reaching those milestones and people justify it in their minds because "I didn't get a chance to warm up" or "the ball rolled into a pile of goose turd" or whatever reason they want so they can still feel good about their game. And another attraction of golf is simply being out in the open fresh air. This is where Barry is correct. Snooker is a difficult and sophisticated game when played correctly and most people just want to have a good time.
American culture is extremely resistant to adopt any sort of "world standard" for anything unless we adapt it probably simply for the sake of adaptation and calling it our own. Look at the metric system....they have been talking about implementing it since before I was born but ask someone on the street what a "gram" is and the answer will be "some sort of cracker".