Re: AMP is not a problem, nor is its replacement
Just to substantiate your point, not all that many years ago I was in exactly that place. I am not stupid, but at that point I was not technically literate. I watched a college friend of mine type in a URL manually (with all the extra parameters) and it was like magic. I remarked at the time that I would have no idea what to type there.
Now, having learned how it works, I do.
So as you say, even smart people have no chance of defeating AMP unless they're technically literate.