Hi. I haven't been on this site for years, but I came back recently because it was once a forum strictly for philosophy. This forum was my first philosophy forum, which I'm a little sentimental about, since (for all their failings) it's a special thing to talk that high fine talk anonymously.
Anyway, I agree that in this case the "all or nothing" approach is actually justified. We can become aware of structures in our thinking that are just always there when we look. Metaphor is at the center of our thinking nature, it seems.