I don't usually like when something is plated and I'm instructed too much on how to eat it. I know I harp on and on about Alinea, but I remember my first meal there and a beautifully composed and rather complicated dish was presented to me and the server simply said, "ya, just mash it all together, it doesn't really matter." I think the way one plates should facilitate this, or if there is some need for a more deliberate method of eating, it should be made so that it is relatively self evident even for the most inexperienced diner. I don't do much ragging on mm really, I was one of the few to defend him in his private chef thread. But what he does present is often akin to precious hospital food, which isn't a commentary on the quality of it but rather the fact that he fells compelled to compartmentalize everything, much like one would get on a tray at a hospital. You are, after all, serving everything on one plate for a reason. I also think it will improve once he realizes that the other components aren't there simply for the architectural purposes of having something to put on top or underneath his beloved protein.