I appreciate the conversation. I will try to bring it back to a point where I think it began.
A moodle proponent says "My school wants to change it's LMS. They are not considering Moodle because no one from Moodle is available to come to my school to make a proposal as to why Moodle should be considered. Why doesn't Moodle do a better job at marketing their product?"
The answer (via my own interpretation of Martin's comments, and others): "1) Moodle doesn't market its product because Moodle is open-source. 2) Contact a Moodle partner. A Moodle partner can provide both the product (i.e., a server) and support. 3) Have users of Moodle explain the benefits of Moodle to your school." (Some schools do not trust #3.)
As an analogy, I live in the country and sometimes there is a need to cut down an old tree. If I were a school, some school might say "let's get bids from three companies who can come in and cut down this tree." However, I would say "I can pull out my chainsaw and cut it down myself." Some schools would probably say "You can't do that!" (My response would be... "I already have. You are wasting time."