Hey Aldis, if you've got a dogmatic belief that all engineered products are inherently superior than non engineered ones, my input is probably wasted. However, if you're open to constructive counter point, maybe I can help.
You've outlined some pretty broad impressions about wool, that while not totally off-base, are imho over generalizing.
Its important not to make sweeping classifications of materials, especially ones that come in so many varieties and configurations.
The idea that wool takes long to dry is a big misconception being proliferated. It may be true in thicker cross sections of certain types of wool, but I find the thinner merino baselayers to be just as quick or quicker to dry than many synthetics, which usually utilize thicker knits for equivalent warmth.
That being said, I wouldn't want to use a thick knit fine tex yarn lambs wool for an insulative layer, because yes, that would be weighty and hold moisture.
In my experience a combination of merino baselayers, synthetic mid/insulative layers and down primary insulation offers the best combination of features, efficiency, and weight.
My typical winter kit; Icebreaker Merino baselayers, polartec power stretch mid layers when stationary; very light nylon wind layer when moving, or down gear when stationary. Rain gear if it's warm enough to rain but cold enough to be dangerous.
The difference in equivalent warmth merino vs synthetic baselayer weight is marginal, and I find the evaporate cooling acceleration of synthetics to keep me colder. Merino as the next to skin layer highly mitigates the stink of the fleece mid layer, which can get noxious in winter, and I bet the game can smell it.
Synthetics really lose in the weight/performance ratio compared to goose down clothing when talking about primary insulation. Although they may be more durable.
Noise of all materials varies, but merino and powerstetch are very quiet, which I like also. Many synthetic wovens can be very noisey, but some like SevenD I find very quiet.
Also, there's a misconception about care for wool. Many wool garments are machine washable, I toss my merino pieces in with the regular laundry, and have had zero issues.
Anyway, good luck on your quest, and I hope you keep an open mind. Everything has its place in context, nothing is inherently better than anything else, only in context.