You talking to me?
About your chess example, that has so much to do with this subject. If you play fast chess, where you have 1 min of thinking time for the whole game, not being able to click fast enough can totally lose games. If you make comparison with slower chess, where you have 6 minutes for every move, then show me how you win consistently on FAF by making only one click every 6 minutes.
If, for example, people use manual reclaim only on second minute, but on that time give 200 reclaim orders, then it is used little bit, while it is still a click spam.
I never said it is marginal. You are really inventing lot of stuff here. There is lot of people who say more or less contradictory things: Like some say that manual reclaim is only important in high rated games, some say it is not important, some say it is important in the beginning, some say it is important for reclaim bigger than x, some say on specific maps, some say on specific conditions etc. Of course, my answers differ a little, but my idea have not changed for me, and I have already explained it. If someone has anything to say, I am open to discuss of course. But repeating here only because you are inventing random stuff is a waste of time. For my reasons please see my above comments.
Are you really the best player, with best score, that consistently never manually reclaims? So that you can try to make so general deductions on some of your games?