It's refreshing to see someone that actually understands words. Like can comprehend whole sentences and the ideas of those sentences. My problem that I run into at times is I come across people that LITERALLY do not understand the meaning of something I say. I tell them "this is bad, because etc....", and they start talking about properties of a different topic. Totally devoid of any rationale or relation to what I am saying.
So thank you for actually responding to precisely what I was saying. I usually don't see many folks do that.
The whole discussion isn't formatted for discussing here for sure, sorry about making it this unwieldly, but all I ever try to do when talking online is AT LEAST make myself perfectly clear, so there is no confusion. But as you can see, it requires insane amount of elaboration.
EDIT: One thing I gotta say about mixing with higher bit-rates. 100% absolutely agree, you need higher bit-depths/bit-rates. It makes the editing process so much easier so you're not running into potential clipping issues, so for professional use, I fully support the need and idea that using higher quality formats is not a luxury, or something unneeded, you 100% MUST use higher level formats for easier mastering/mixing.