OK most everything is opinion - but not everything. That spools are more efficient - shins. I mean happy you like spools - good for you - but no - IMO that is a bridge too far. Now you did say most poppets - so I'll add "comparably priced poppets
and just as, if not more efficient than most poppets these days.
You can take the back off a Luxe and swab the whole thing out in seconds is ... OK, kind of stretching the limits of what players would do, yet within the "limits of opinion". The other side of that is you can measure the age of the universe in seconds too - so pretty arbitrary.
Anyway, I do hear you in that many that real ballers - more of those that post on these sites - they prefer the Independence, the more fully milled guns. A few hundred dollars on a gun isn't their deciding factor - keep that in mind as I move forward.