Another factor to consider
I think all your points have good merit. There are a couple more points to accomplish "best woodworking practices" I think that haven't been stressed or mentioned that in my readings are worthy of mention. I've read about others who have had their square driver bits and others get rounded over too quickly, or snap off when not expected. The relatively new shift to impact drivers puts a lot more force on the bit and screw head than before. Cheap Chinese metals creeping into the manufacturing process to reduce cost or just cheaper USA metals to accomplish the same end? You have to be ever more watchful of blending your purchases to match your equipment selection nowadays it seems. impact drivers with no torque selection or little torque selection may be cheaper, but not overall as functional. When I made my change from a DeWalt 12v system to the Milwaukee 18v fuel system, one of the factors that sold me was the 3 fold torque control capability. I've used the lower torque setting on some projects and was glad I had it. I guess I could have bought a Harbor Freight 18v system for much less without that torque control, but after having it: it's better to have and not want, than to not have and wish you had...Perhaps we need the companies to develop screws, drill drivers etc. to match the new equipment better. Then again, I've always been a dreamer. Love your input guys. thanks!