I began asking a question, that was more experience sharing, because I didn't know what the question was. After much terrible story telling and things I may have only wrote because they somehow chronologically make sense to me in to hope of figuring out my question.
Terrible question, but my train of thought did leave me to a question that is measured by my system and varies majorly when using a third-party device.
It's late, and I don't want to think about it anymore. three are a small number of issues causing bizarre behavior, even to the point of RMAing my MBP 16, but I don't think it's the problem I just don't feel like rewriting my question, even though it's pretty concise and an entirely new inquiry.
I recommend a user space where a collection of thoughts can be returned to. Because that's how life and the mind are. Make it simple and private, or make it collaborative by invitation or something.