I agree that your question has nothing to do with regionalism, North or South, ANVa, AoP or whatever. At least none that I can see.
Like you, I sometimes become frustrated with some responses on this board. Sometimes they seem more heavily weighted towards bias and personal feeling, when what's need to advance a discussion is due consideration and reason. The difficulties involved in communication and discussion here make me appreciate actually getting a point across every now and then.
Thanks for bringing this topic over here. There are good folks who will read and agree with your points, and others who will not. Hopefully it made people stop and think about the subject. In the end, it's probably the best result.