Okay, I'll buy into your arguments, or at the very least not object to them. When I first read your initial post, I was kind of worried that you were going to post some negative things, but I'm over that issue now. It does look like you are in a "miles" mindset, which is okay, but realize that there are quite a few people who do not get paid by the mile, but on percentage so their concern is not to drive miles, but to complete loads. I drive on percentage, and sometime it means that on a cpm basis, I am earning anywhere from 8-12 dollars a mile. I do some local loads around the Chicago area where I may only have a 10-12 mile trip, but it pays around 100 dollars or more.
You have to be a little bit careful when posting things to state what situations they apply to. otherwise, people tend to think of it as one size fits all advice, and then they find that it doesn't fit their situation.