After many months of debating ID advocates online, I'm coming to the conclusion that ID proponents aren't just confused. They're like preachers: openly fraudulent.
Their mission has nothing to do with science, reason and explanation. It's about public relations, rhetoric and selling an idea to people who don't understand science. This is why their noise level in the debate is so disproportionate to the strength of their claims. The unqualified statement that "evolution and ID are both just theories" is a blatant lie.
ID's mission is based on the Church's long-standing principle that people should outsource their understanding of the world (and their morality) to "higher" authorities, despite the total inability of those authorities to back up their claims with evidence.
Since the Dover trial discredited ID as a fraud, the ID Web sites have been reduced to whining about the persecution they endure at the hands of what they regard as pro-atheist press (you have got to be kidding me).
I can hear Richard Dawkins and PZ Meyers say in unison, "I told you so!"