NE, What part of post 53 is so unclear. As Marko suggested your three questions appeared to be rhetorical and a lead in to debating the three topics you mentioned. Even in post 58 you mention the same three topics. I invited you to expand on your thoughts about the three subjects you mentioned. Care to share?
I had to go back and reread all of Bob's posts in this thread to discover your views. I found that your answer is primarily yes with some hedging on all three questions. Believe what you want but that is not high level race technique.