John, I wasn't taking a shot at you, but at the community in general. So many ppl believe that fertilizing is doom for cps -UNTRUE.
Yes, of course if the conditions are good enough fertilizing probably won't have as big an impact if the conditions are crap. And of course Nepenthes can have growth spurts when they are healthy - may/may not be due to fertilizers. Its just that all the conditions remained the same, the plants grew as per normal, then came the fertilizers and the plants boomed. Some of my other plants that weren't fertilized just grew on normally (yeah ok they were of different spp.), but tell me that is not concludable enough.....I think arie did one on three plants (ventrata I think) and the ones fertilized all had larger pitchers, longer stems and leaves.
Now, to see if I can locate that post...