I won't attempt to answer your specific questions as that would result in my trying to justify my POV, and that would be irrational - albeit human - and a potentially unproductive use of my time.
"When given the choice between changing one's mind or proving one's point of view, most people get busy on the proof." (JK Galbraith)
So, just take what I wrote as my POV please. The only reason I wrote what I did was to give you some feedback that might be a useful addition to the ad hoc
collection of other peoples' POVs that you had referred to previously.
I say this because POVs generally have no basis in statistical validity and do not constitute a valid argument, so cannot be legitimately used to prove anything rational.
From experience, I would suggest that if you challenge people's POVs or push them into a position where they feel obliged to justify their POV, then they will usually try to oblige (though it is irrational to do so, QED), and then they could tend to clam up and not give you much more of their POV because the whole experience seemed just too unrewarding and tiresome/difficult.