To perform Mentalism one must exude confidence. I'm not trying to belittle you, but showing this lack of confidence when it comes to your CURRENT perspectives on the subject arguably reveals that you are uncertain as to what is what within this side of the craft, either due to a lack of experience or study or both.
Mentalism is a very unique side of magic with a handful of tangents -- spin-off elements that are related to it but not directly a part of it such as Mental Magic, Seance Work and certain aspects of Bizarre Magick. Not all Mentalists do "shows", there are many that make their living working in the shut-eye market as Readers and Lecturers as well as those that do the Self-Empowerment type talks. Hypnosis and heightened memory are also forms of Mentalism, which is something a lot of us tend to forget but realizing such things helps us recognize just how big this arena is and how demanding it can get.
I point this out in that I can see how such a huge subject can prove overwhelming and difficult to accurately review within reasonably condensed thoughts. My attempt at this resulted in this pdf, which in itself, isn't really complete even though it is more inclusive than 99% of what has been written on the topic over the past 25 years or so.
I would encourage you to share your thoughts as you originally planned to do. It is important that we get feed back on what we think in order for us to grow. I don't think you'll see any kind of flame fanning and I'm confident that you will get a stronger sense of support and "belonging" as a result.