I didn't read it as a rant at all. It was great that you crystalised all the reasons in everyone's minds
I was reading this thread going "yeah, yeah", and then I got to the end and thought "hang about, why does it even matter?"
I think that the first two points are not really good ones. Just as many opponents here on OGS won't talk and wont review as will. In fact, I would go as far as to say more opponents I encounter don't talk to me than do.
Point 3 is a fascinating one, psychologically. It is so real. There is a video where Dwyrin plays a bot after he obviously hasnt done so for a long time, and he really finds it so hard to cope with that it's funny.
... and yet, as you say ... why do we care about that delay? Should bot programmers put a little delay just to make it fell nice
Points 4 and 5 are very solid. Especially the weakness one.
Point 6 is fascinating thing we are all having to face up to for real instead of a sci-fi book eh?
Thanks for taking the time to answer. I wasn't posing an argument that they should not be identified, I genuinely find it fastcinating that we all find the need to have them identified!