OK-sounds like I can watch the EWC for the American features and TV shows, and get the European movies on my own, from Netflix or Amazon, etc. I like Bob Boze Bell's True West Moments on the Westerns Channel, too (and I need to resubscribe to the magazine). Some of the best book and DVD reviews come from that publication. Thanks for the insights.
The "traditional" western fans I know remind me of "traditional" country music listners. Both groups are pretty serious about their definitions. Some old Nashville listeners won't play anything by Keith Urban, for example--he's not country, he Australian! Some of these folks are so strict they won't listen to Kenny Rodgers or Kelly Pickler--that's pop, not country. The strict cowboy picture fans tell me that if a movie wasn't made in the US and set here that it ain't a western- a period piece, maybe; an imitation, certainly. I told a few that they're shutting themselves off from some good pictures! On a movie fan newsgroup one time, I asked for a definiton of a western. The thread went on for days and never resovled that issue!
Speaking of definitions, I guess Barquero is a hybrid. The closing credits list the filming location as Colorado.