This is really interesting, I'm glad you wrote this up. I think there's something to it.
Some quick comments:
*I have some recollection that Tesla could develop a superior AC electric system because he understood the underlying math better than Edison, but this is a vague recollection.
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.