I’ll buy into any ‘truth’ that is backed up by data. Cold hard raw objective data that is collected over thousands (minimum) of matches representing the entire ladder. Then the conclusions drawn from the data as well as the raw data itself shared for peer review and debate.
Until then, it is just hot air on an internet forum.
In my profession (Information technology and data science) at my company we have a saying: ‘In God we trust, All others must bring data’.
I know how I ‘feel’ about specific balance issues based on my personal experiences. But, I am the first to tell you I am not an authority. To be authoritative - I need access to a massive amount of raw data and the sample sizes I have seen posted on these forums (rare!) is extremely small and contains more holes than a colander.