that mentality is where the feds and bereaucracy gets us. A few of our betters guiding the entire process. They were acting as a single all knowing hammer in a fight against nails all over the place instead of letting a sea of hammers try to fight the nails. Nothing you can say to them will ever change their minds that they were doing the only thing possible. They. were. just. doing. their. jobs! They dont have the humility or knowledge and trust to let the market and 350million people crowd source a solution. They think a few dozen gatekeepers will get it done right. We are all just stupid rubes that need to be managed and taken care of.
They dont have the competence to look from above the whole process, but instead relied on insiders, BP, those with other motives that had greased their pockets, etc. No amount of stellar data from cydy would have changed anything in their minds. Having NP (too much sales without enough gravitas to back it up) and KK (actively sabotaging) in our corner helped zero.
We have learned from this process and know more than we did. we are just fighting this same machine that at one time was a great system that has devolved into a mess and headache that is frankly not repairable.