Ian, if what you're saying is true, than Ed Wood (Sourdo.com) is out of a job, and (most likely) thousands of hours of forum discussion on this topic will finally come to an end. Maybe, since this appears to be your field, you may feel this all should be common knowledge, but, within this community, it is anything but.
If you're going to put forth such a game changing concept, it's got to be backed up with more than just references to studies/books that either have to be purchased or researchers that have to be contacted.
I'm not in any way saying you're wrong, in fact, I'd like for you to be right, as that moves this outside of the realm of conjecture, and, anytime we can do that, it's a victory, but if we're going to reach that promised land, as Craig requested, please post some quotes.
I don't think anyone asking for a doctoral dissertation. You seem, because of your connection to the industry, to have access to all this information. I'm confident that you can keep within the fair use guidelines while sharing some excerpts that back up your claims.