What I'm waiting for is Sam Whittingham to get on on an unfaired low-racer and go further in the hour than the current UCI record. That would finally put paid to the whether or not recumbents are faster. Even better would be for Barbara Buatois to do that too. Seems to me that only when a little girl spanks all these macho men that there will finally be silence.
Recumbent riders are not all looking to join the big tours. That up to the USCF and the UCI and if they want to allow recumbents, then I'm sure Rans or Bacchetta could field a team. Really, though, all we want is for the haters to stop hating. Of course, humans are predictable with the hate, but it sure is nice to dream of a world in which everyone just gets along.