In a lot of ways I kind of wish that I'd not really said anything
This is Hubski. I'm glad you said something to spur me to think about it in different ways.
One point you said in your first post is "do they have a point? Yes." (I may be paraphrasing; quoting multiple posts is a tad annoying on my phone.) I emphatically agree with you here. There is a huge amount of noise distracting from the main issues that far too many people face. Even if I'm critical of some of the noise, I hope I'm not dismissive of those main issues.