Then by all means... write one up ha! I love this!
What's disappointing is someone asking a question, not liking the answer s/he gets, despite it being well reasoned, then expecting others to do work to improve upon the answer, whilst being unwilling to put forth the effort on his/her own part.
If I had all the answers I would of simply posted them here to help others, opposed to having to ask.
No one here has "all the answers."
Anyone attempting to comprise a comprehensive list of the genealogy of MUDs along with a feature list and list of differences between the branches and the derivatives and off-shoots of branches has a long, long road ahead of them with A LOT of research ahead of them.
Some of the "old ones" may be able to offer some insight in how a few things branched off, but I'd wager their input wouldn't encompass the feature list you are looking for, nor would it likely be much more than one could gather on their own after an afternoon of crawling through the web doing their own research.
You said before:
"I still do not see the reason for such objections to a more comprehensive one. It is not like I am asking for something unreasonable."
Considering you are asking for someone else to do work that you are full well capable of doing yourself, then yes, you kind of are asking for something unreasonable. Its unreasonable to say "I'm capable of this, but don't want to because I'd rather someone else do the work" and no matter who you would put to the task, this is a lot of work.
No one is "objecting" to having a more comprehensive list... what people are objecting to is you pushing the work onto them instead of taking on the endeavor yourself. If you feel such a list would be that valuable and you want such a list that bad, then by all means, go for it. No one will stand in your way, no one will "object" and I'm sure plenty of people would be happy to help you along, give you pointers, their own bit of knowledge, or point you to the right places to look for the information.
I still do not see the reason for such objections to you crafting a more comprehensive one. It is not like I am asking for something unreasonable.