Take it easy! I wasn't finding fault with anything you said. He certainly worked hard enough to remove himself from the gene pool.
I agree that someone will do it and possibly even make it practical. I always wondered what happened to the Tokamak "fusion generator" they were promising for every home in about 1971.... or the "home fuel cell power system."
They are alive and well, though small ones are next to useless.
The one in Japan had the METAL building implode from the mag field,LOL, according to a guy I met once from U Colorado.
There is a HUGE one under construction in France right now, an international effort, with the goal of 10X power gain: http://www.iter.org/mach
There are/were supposedly (I didn't know this) 250 of them on the planet http://www.irsn.fr/EN/publications/thematic-safety/ITER/Pages/3-250-tokamaks-throughout-the-world.aspx
MIT and Princeton have them.
Next time you have an MRI, maybe you can bring the rest of the pieces...