None of us were trying to "promote" the George bull. Someone mentioned a high-selling 3/4 blood that recently sold by Kris Black and I happened to mention that I was using one of his purebred bulls that sold last year "George". Then folks started asking questions about him.
Why the interest? Because they are very good, proven cattle from him for lots of purposes, not just steers. I would assume if you are a Charolais guy that you are familiar with the HooDoo cattle. They were developed for purely commercial purposes as far as I know. As I understand, Kris was one of the first ones figure out that their cattle added a little real performance and didn't hurt the look when crossed on the show steer bloodlines. The HooDoo bulls are good, the females are good, and the steers are good. They are about as proven as can be. Many, many big Charolais breeders in our part of the world (Texas and Oklahoma) use them just for commercial purposes.
As far as an individual animal goes, I put a lot more stock into what people I trust tell me than any EPD. And when Kris tells me a bull is good, I believe it. Could he be wrong, of course, but he's right a lot more than wrong. I don't know what the EPDs are on George, but common sense tells me they are probably solid - which all any EPD is really worth. People put way too much credence and spend way too much money just on small variations in those numbers in all breeds.
I don't think its irresponsible in any way to tell someone else what we are doing. I don't think any of us told the original poster they need to use any specific bull.