I'd like to take this to bugs.python.org, if only to provide another route to discovering this (very useful) conversation.
That's perfectly OK, and entirely your choice. However, if you do so, I'd hope that you present the dissenting views from this list when you raise the question on b.p.o.
This reinforces my intention to present matters fairly, referencing this thread. I'll post once more to this thread, after I've created the bug. That might not be for a few days.
And thank you for the courteous and respectful disagreement.