When I go for philosophical discussons, I like to go all the way. :-)
One of the rarely-discussed issues with unschooling as it is shared and learned is where to go for information and how to weigh who knows what.
"There are no experts," I always heard, but what I took that to mean is there's no such thing as a degree in unschooling. No one has a master's or PhD in it.
Years and years into it, though, I hear variations on that assertion that go more like "No one knows more about unschooling than anyone else," and someone assured a group of people that the only experts on unschooling were John Holt (an always childless long-dead guy) and Pat Farenga (NICE guy, plays piano, I like him; but he has three kids all of whom have gone to school at least for a while, for reasons unknown and untold and not really any of my business, unless I want to decide for myself or advise others whether I consider him "an expert").
What I myself like when deciding whose advice to take is how thoughtful and open and honest the people giving the advice are. I like to know what their background and experience is, and whether their families are happy. I like people whose writing is entertaining and I like people who are willing to answer questions.
I like people who have spent a lot of their own volunteer time helping other unschoolers. And I know LOTS of such people, many of them in person, and it's wonderful. I've really enjoyed seeing their kids grow up, some up close and some at a distance. I LOVE that the internet lets us share photos, and that I can see other people's kids and their writing and their artwork. I like seeing photos of other unschoolers' houses and yards and all.
Sometimes a new unschooler has clarity and the ability to communicate things in clear ways to others. Sometimes someone who's been doing it for years is lacking credibility for some reason or combination of reasons, or maybe they just can't clearly verbalize what they know (and words are our main tool here, even when people can get together in person or trade photo sites).
Somehow each person decides which music to like, which movies, books, friends, and advisors. I made waffles this morning with two different recipes laid out on the counter. As with any real inquiry or research, I think people need more than one source!
Maybe it goes right back to "make the better choice," which can only be done when you have considered two or more options.