Yeah i think that's what he'll do to recruit them, its similar to Ben telling Locke ages ago that there is a box on the island and in the box there can be anything he wants, i think that was when he brough Locke's dad to the island. Thanks for the site mate i'll check it out.
Your guess is as good as mine mate, someone mentioned in my LOST thread that, everybodies flashsideways are how they wanted their lives to be, ie Sayid wanted Nadia to be happy and she is. Kate wanted to be free, she is, allbeit on the run, Jack wanted to be the father that his own wasn't, and he now has a son. It's like they had to go to the island to prove themselves, and now they have. If that makes sense mate lol.