I'm going to close this thread, for now.
I have asked that this become/revert back to a technical thread.
It would seem like very few are 'getting' that.
It is my fault for this 'mess' and my responsibility to 'clean it up'.
At this point I don't know what will happen next.
I need to ponder the possibilities and mull over the consequences.
An illustrious quote from vermin:
"I lie to myself because I am the only one who continues to believe me."