1 - many feels, 2 - yes, 3 - yes.
4 - one of my goals for this project has been to show that if you look for hexagons, you will see hexagons, if you look for cubes, you will see cubes. the isometric cube is a cube in 3d space and a hexagon in 2d space at the same time. so, it’s not one or the other, it’s always both. it’s possible to draw multiple maps of the same territory and have them all be correct in the proper context.
thanks for the interestingly stated questions.
ah, thanks :D and hi from california