I´m pretty sure that anyone here knows and appreciate, that both of you guys are real specialists when it comes to gear and pro-audio judgements!
Apparently not. Apparently we are just some kids! (actually I've verified and I'm much older than you) with some budget to spend on pro gear and constantly judged by doing it.
So my expectations when I joined this forum were completely ruined, look:
I didn't found any advice to my main questions, except from the other person that has the same issues with the people here, some of those advices turned into real purchases for which I'm really thankful to that person.
Another exception was to figure out how Oophoi worked in his studio, because I was intrigued many years by this (thanks Paul Vnuk Jr. and Seren for the insights)
People that claim ''hey you don't really need all that'', have all that and more, which is really annoying.
Forrest Fang and Castleview are the only persons that really listen to our tracks and provide constructive reviews, the other ones are always ''too busy''.
It's not really about the ambient music, commercial interests prevail in most cases. I seriously doubt some people here really like the music, or if you just found a niche to commercially explore.
If you have problems with newcomers and you like the ''Elite'' only mode, maybe you should consider to go into a private forum format?