Lizzie, as a mere babe just shy of 21, would you say that I have something against Seth because he is young and successful? Yet here I am, along with all these people of "a certain age" as you put it, who says that Seth's White Hare should not be in the trad category. I find your claims based on age to be quite frankly ignorant and age-ist.
Personally, I don't like his music, although after hearing it several times the White Hare has grown on me, but my preference is neither here nor there. The fact is that Johm Leonard is undermining his own awards, awards that can be very important to some people. It is not about Seth. He is just got caught in the middle.