Tom.stoer recently started a thread to collect ideas on the topic of stringy dislike of LQG. I thought that was a constructive initiative. At least for me it was helpful to sample what are the current rationales of dismissal, in part because this is a kind of folklore that has changed over time and probably will continue to shift. I think you can learn from watching it. In any case, I'd like to complement that thread with another---what do stringy people (those that do) find valuable and interesting about LQG? And we should probably include all the main approaches to quantum geometry/gravity. Spinfoam, Triangulations, Loop Quantum Cosmology, Master Constraint LQG, maybe also Causal Sets... Or at least the first several of these. For openers, I will point out that a Stringer like Hermann Nicolai has always shown an interest in getting string&loop folks together to compare and learn from each other. He set up the weeklong Strings Meet Loops conference at Potsdam in 2003. And I suspect he was instrumental in making sure that Carlo Rovelli was invited to give an intro to LQG at CERN to the Strings 2008 conference. Nicolai apparently believes there is something to be gained by discussion. So one can ask why? In case someone imagines that Nicolai would be an isolated case, I will cite this up-coming conference in Cape Town: http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/~jeff/Quantum_Gravity/Participants.html It is a week long and participants include string, SUGRA, branes cosmology, and related: Hermann Nicolai, Kelly Stelle, Cliff Burgess, Malcolm Perry, Brian Greene master constraint: Thomas Thiemann spinfoam/LQG: Carlo Rovelli, Daniele Oriti triangulations: Renate Loll, Jan Ambjorn quantum geometry/gravity freestyle: Roger Penrose, Steve Carlip causal sets: Rafael Sorkin, Joe Henson Now the question is, why did those 5 rather stringish people decide it was important enough for them to go to Cape Town South Africa to meet and talk with those 9 non-string quantum geometry people? Or if you think it was just honor and sandwiches that brought them, then what motivated George Ellis to invite them in the first place?