It seems like something we can discuss that won't get too emotional.
The stuff that dissolves the quickest is the least popular seems evident or my years. I've never found a situation that after it was in the tank it really could be proven to make a difference. Some research
projects just don't require conclusive evidence or at least the efforts required to obtain.
I would yield to the rule
of the Admiralty on this question: "If the Admiral likes it then you don't need to know any more."
If you can explain the correct technical answer to the Admiral you've earned as high a rank as I ever dreamed possible.