I like your general analysis.
But like a "good" tool for a carpenter, some tools are simply better for some activities, simply by design. A screwdriver is a wonderful tool, but if youre screwing decking down all day, I'd prefer the cordless impact driver.
The more "generalized" something becomes, the less "awesome" it usually becomes at everything, in my experience. But for the person looking for general use, that might simply be perfect for them.
For the person who might backpack with the tent 10-15 percent of the time, there might be better considerations that the lightest thing out there. I love my Rainshadow II, but the campsite me & the scouts stayed at the other weekend (on a backpacking trip) had well defined tent sites, using railroad ties and pea gravel. As a result, staking out a non-freestanding tent became a creative endeavor.
Hey, like Richard Nisley's "Axis of understanding" for wpb fabrics, what would at proper "Axis" look like for tent considerations?