"stand development hype" is saying that stand development will save any and all negatives no matter how poorly over or under exposed they might be. That's the hype - the truth is that the process will help control higlights relative to shadows, IF the original exposure is there to begin with. No matter the development technique, you can't put back in what isn't there to begin with. But just as you beg folks to not buy in to "hype", I beg you not to slam a technique you don't like, practice or understand for that reason alone.