Welcome to the forum. I wish you the best of luck in your weight loss quest.
I suspect SLD has never gotten the coverage it deserves because its just too weird. I rarely tell people about it because a) I haven't been as successful with it as I would have liked - although it has helped me stay within shouting distance of my ideal weight - and b) I worry that they will really think I am nuts. So unlike other diets, after the initial hype on Freakonomics, etc, no one really talks about it enough.
Lets hope that 2013 is the year of the slim figure and the fat bank account (unlike 2012!)