1) Your analogy maybe somewhat misplaced and dare I say less complicated than dealing with the myriad qualities/personalities of a basketball team in the NBA with a cap and cba. You could proverbially slap the girlfriend around and she may cook you a consistent dinner every night and roll your eyeballs in bed but try getting your stars on the team to be eg. consistently efficient.
2) Most of us looking for change believe the team requires shock therapy involving an infusion of new players thru trades, draft picks and f/as. Going this route may result in regression but more likely to result in a phoenix (got carried away) quicker than taking the approach of betting the current crew up against the luxury tax will turn into the team most wish it to be....a contender. Many believe it just isnt going to happen without drastic change.
Cannot wait till MU lets us know either way the path chosen. This debate is getting tiresome.