If you have a direct line to Moshe, great. Most of us don't, so we have to settle.<quoted text>
That is why we have the Talmud with its stress on Mishnah and Gemara.
I question several interpretations since to know the ethos and the perspective of a particular teaching from Torah one would have to have the consciousness of Moshe who revealed it to us and so the exact essence gets lost in oral rendition and in interpretations...I'll rather go straight to the source than listen to the comments given by immature intermediaries...
Settling isnt such a bad thing, though, IMO. Most of the time the elders have already analyzed and debated all (or most of the) angles, saving time.
Thank you for discussing this in a human manner, by the way. See, we should talk more often.