Good post Mike. It is humbling and for those that have trained this way (from the instructor side to the student side to experiencing it in real life) understand full well when folks tell them "it ain't that easy in real life" it is true.
I truly wish folks would stop over estimating their abilities or underestimating the BG's abilities and really look hard at what folks say here in this forum. Many have been trained because it is or was our profession. Some, like Mike here takes the time and money to get some real training.
Watching movies and shooting tin cans or trying to apply what seems like common sense does not apply to real world scenarios. Common sense abut what can happen is seldom true when nerves get involved, stress, adrenaline.
If folks set the testosterone aside and look dispassionately at scenarios here I think they may learn more. No insult to anyone. There is no one expert on this planet that can not use some humility and utilize more training or advice.
I have been well trained and still listen everybody's opinion, whether I like them or agree with them or not. Everything in life can be value added.
Again, good post Mike.