I agree with you 100%, but you're ALWAYS going to have those "sciencey/mathematically inclined" individuals. Which is fine and dandy. Whatever works for each individual. Me? No thanks. Too excited to live life passionately to worry about specifics. As long as I have the whole, well rounded knowledge of paleo, I'm good.
One of the LARGEST reasons I avoid forums, discussions, debates, etc is because there is no one size fits all solution for everyone. We're all biologically unique in some way. Some of us respond to dairy, others don't. Some of us need a higher carb percentage due to being a 6 day athlete (myself) others do not. Some feel better being VLC, I feel awful.
I'll never count calories. I'll never measure macronutrient portions. I'll never care to make sure to only eat protein+fat or protein+carb. I'll continue to eat 1-2 word (non-ingredients) foods, mix it as I please, and not feel bad if I put a dalop of fat on my sweet potato. So long as you have your eating style dialed in, you'll be fine.