You say that you don't want to revisit the shitstorm (why bother with the prissy $ sign), yet you just repeat the same views over-and-over again. What you say is perfectly obvious to anyone, we're not children, but we are surely allowed to express our disappointment and concern with the way things are going.
I love steam engines, but I don't spend time on steam enthusiasts forums pointing out the obvious facts that changing economics, lack of demand, costs, inconvenience, and safety and cleanliness issues, have lead to replacement by electric and diesel locos.
I'm down to one quality E6 lab in Toronto, OK? I'm stating facts, not "views." The "facts" are bugging me out. No intention of running endless whiteboard sessions, which I'm guessing you're sick of.