For a second there, I thought you were going to tell me to expose for the shadows and develop for the highlights. I don't have time to go into this now, but I never said that there shouldn't be consistency in exposure. Your argument is a straw man.

Two quick comments about the WBM examples. In the Film Test Evaluation chart, the actual log-H should be relative log-H. And maybe I'm missing something, but the other example has the log-H range as 1.21 (7stops /Zones) but indicates this covers Zone II to Zone VIII or 6 stops in the Δ1.20 density range, which is actually on the high end for a Δ2.20 log-H luminance range.