Yeah, but they didn't come in the thread saying basically something among the lines of "What if we do this instead?" just to list the exact same thing. Which is the part that had me confused.
It's not convoluted.
I think you misunderstood me there. What I found a bit... convoluted was some of the wording you chose to describe the controls, not the idea in itself. Like, your last two points for instance could be summarized with "the party should move in formation", which once again is exactly what any other RTS or game of this type does.