DislikedWell said, MACDoug....Ignored
Nicely stated and well thought out response. I agree with almost everything you stated, except "It is a sad flaw". I think it isn't a flaw at all, but a gift. Unfortunately, many people don't see mistakes as an opportunity to try something different, to look for another way to try/do something.
Personally, I don't think "blackboxes" are the way to go, but if someone keeps working at it and finds a system that works, then more power to them.