Re: "...let me count the ways..."
...but if they perfectly executed everything and could implement everything flawlessly the device would cost a lot more money and you'd be complaining that it costs too much.
I don't think the Raspberry Pi foundation has ever stated that producing the best SBC on Earth, period, is one of their goals...they've always been straight about building the best they can to a given price point and to keep that price point as low as possible.
I don't think anyone is under the allusion that the Raspberry Pi is anything else...except maybe you.
Personally, I don't use Raspberry Pi boards because they are the best. I could double my budget and get a much better board...or I could go the other way and halve my budget for something that will do the job that isn't as good.
What Raspberry Pi represents is the "sane" middle ground. Does the job, not too pricey, decent support. If you go either side of the Pi you get a great board, expensive price, shit support or crap board, great price, shit support...the best place to be is decent board, reasonable price, great support.