IF... everyone would just post suggestions based on their own experience, expertise or provide relevant links to question, You Tube or other wise, it will work better, as we all would like it.
Questions posted are sometimes vague and the answers are only as good or specific as the question is specific. There is no need to call into question another's expertise or experience, it's a affront and not necessary, it is just their opinion. If you have a different approach, just suggest it, and leave out any reference to an approach you disagree with, UNLESS quoting it adds to the clarity, not an argument.... "I do it this way, it works for me" .... kinda thing.....
As stated there is often more than one correct/easy/good/safe way to accomplish a task, no need to get all "high and mighty" about having only one way to do it.
We seem to have a lot of issues around the chemistry and art of finishes. There have been so many advances in the chemistry that unless you are in the industry, it is difficult to keep up them. Those who are currently using the products and processes will have a better idea of how they work than those who have not and who have never tried them. There are so many combinations of stains, sealers, top coats, that unless you have a specific regimen and can list product names and types, it's a tough call. Then there is the issue of refinishing, and what is the base coat. Often it's not known by the OP, and there's another can of worms to open.
All I'm suggesting is to tread easy, speak for
yourself and not
against others and this should be a better place to hang out.