If that's what you're picturing based on the existing regs and interpretations, you are probably also wearing a tinfoil hat to protect your brain from mind-control rays from Mars. C'mon, Jim -- get real. What the FAA is trying to stop is Private Pilots getting paid for providing either air transportation or pilot services. Every time someone comes up with a new dodge to circumvent that intent, the FAA will plug the hole that this clever person found. Take the money out of it, and a Private Pilot can, like John Travolta, take his/her non-paying friends out for a ride in his/her own Boeing 707.