Can faint neutrino mass be strictly a corrective term that derives from a hidden relationship (in an unknown Theory of Everything (TOE) perspective) to another elementary particle that does gain mass via the Higgs mechanism? you could call it vicarious mass. Rather than predicting things that haven't been seen, Majorana mass, seesaw mechanism etc this should be a simple, direct implication of unifying free parameters. Unless it is specifically forbidden I don't understand why "less is better "(in terms of the number of free parameters) isn't on the list of hypotheses for neutrino mass. Perhaps such a relationship would have to be confined to the Yukawa couplings only otherwise symmetries are violated..... Shouldn't this limit the type of T.O.Es we can expect?