Oh man... sorry... but buddy..
I get what you are trying to tell me.
I know that there are hundreds more indication towards your point. But you are stating a giant list of things that are backed up by only one single hard fact and that is the interview with Rick Priestley. Although you are most certainly right you cannot claim all these things as firm as you do. There really needs to be more facts in order to back up your position.
As it stands you yourself shouldn't be so sure about it, because in the end all you have is one interview and a single incomparable multi million manufacturer nobody exactly knows what made it as succesful as it is. Don't take it as an insult, but I really feel a little bit treated like a ***** when someone tries to convince me by just stating his view over and over. I have given up convincing you, because it is impossible. I have no hard facts and I am wrong with a 99% propability. But in order to be convinced there needs to be something more.
Please understand that I agree with your words and thank you for your time, it's just the repetitive nature of this, that irritates me a little bit.