For what it's worth, I don't share the common disdain for ARI that is widespread on this forum, at least not to the degree so many do.
(Of course, my post would give one reason to believe I do.) Frankly, I don't think they are that important.
I don't think they are the devil incarnate, nor angels either. And the attitude to which I'm referring was around decades before ARI was founded.
As to being an 'avid fan', lots of people with mixed premises (and Cox's are better than most) are indeed 'avid fans'. Being
"marked by keen interest and enthusiasm" a "person who has a strong interest in or admiration for" is no guarantee that one will get it all right.
But, all in all, I'm willing to leave it at that. The whole subject just isn't very important to me. You may have the last word.