What would be great would be if someone would chime in providing better hypotheses/explanations than the one I've given.
As the dichotomy isn't jumping out at me, I guess I should read both of those books* sometime and see which I like more.
*Linear Algebra Done Right (LADR)
Shilov's Linear Algebra
In light of reading Hazard's Shortform Feed -- which I really enjoy -- based on Raemon's Shortform feed, I'm making my own. There be thoughts here. Hopefully, this will also get me posting more.