As for our "expert" engineer - what is expected from him is to follow the conventions and not redefine well known definitions (like what a prime is). If you want to impress someone with your knowledge of a language you don't first start of with spelling errors and horrendous grammatical errors. It defeats the whole purpose, and we are not talking about an exercise handout here, or someone wanting to learn maths or physics, but high level proves that is trying to show how stupid the "majority" is and how smart they themselves are. If you want to play with the big boys then you need to make sure you have dotted your i's and crossed your t's.
Now, it's not like academics don't have to do things for free: peer reviewing papers and writing reviews (e.g. Mathematical Reviews) are things most science/maths academics already do for free. Consuming a whole lot of their time. Then on top of that it's the weekly 100-page handwritten manuscript that, now, you say, also has to be reviewed because, you know, that one time in history when that guy, you know the Indian one, was right.
And trust me. It's not the original manuscript. It's been photocopied to death and sent to hundreds of people - the complete opposite of how a mathematician/scientist will do it.