We've pondered everything over & over again. maybe be we all need to go back and just start over again with the basic concepts:

There are allegedly wonderful Fairy Rings to create/seek find.

MS tells us nothing on where to go, who to see etc. You may not need to know English for a solve( though the preface says a knowledge of English will help with the solve)

You don't have to leave home to solve the riddles( but you can)

There are levels/layers for a solve. There may be a puzzle for each type of ring.

Redemptions instructions are part of the solve.

Most all have deciphered the bug blocks, the morse code, moon code & red hare ring co-ordinates, secret in the title etc.

Most believe the solves are in deciphering the HCB. Some believe the HCB is a red herring.

Puzzles that remain- too many to mention all, but here are a few:
ACORNS
SPELL WHEELS
ILLUSTRATIONS
CELTIC/TRIBAL SYMBOLS
WHY WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THIS THING AFTER TWO YEARS
SIGNIFICANCE OF UNHAPPY FACES ON MOONS & SUNS
LADYBUG RINGS/RED ROUND RING
AND SO ON AND SO ON...................
Anyone have a suggestion where we should begin yet again?? My group is still convinced we have everything but the infamous "IT". Once we figure out "IT" we are claiming the top 3 rings( we think) . We just can't solve "IT"! Sigh! Heavy Sigh!