Sorry, Ben, but are you saying that Maimonides did not refer to an individual when he referred to the expected Messiah? If you are saying that, I read him (Maimonides) differently. He gave specific criteria by which the "true," as he saw it, Messiah would be identified, and those criteria, it seems to me, clearly referred to a specific individual.
That's exactly what I said. Would you please quote to me where he believed in an individual Messiah?