In responding to one of the questions as to why things couldn't just go right from the onset, one of the erudite members of the group, Reb David Bockman, said, simply:
"But then there is no story."
I was blown away. Those simple six words answer all the questions. When I expressed that response at first the other members thought I was being facetious. But I was, and am, not.
Think about it...