I did not touch a drop of starch and kept my carbs under 50-100g for about 2 years, thinking it's what I needed to do to prevent 'insidious weight-gain'. The only ones talking about carbs were the chocotaco's ofthe crowd and they got hammered. Since upping my carbs from 50-100g to 150-250g, nothing bad has happened, and in fact good things have happened.
6 months ago I would have cried "Oh HAIL No!" if someone suggested I eat 2 potatoes a day. I don't think I go out of my way to dissuade others from eating LC. I think there's a time and place for everything.