I completely agree, a HF is a terrible idea. I’m not opposed to the unlimited blocksize increase in principle, but doing a HF with current conditions of a fractured community is wreakless.
I’m glad you touched on points that I’m now hearing coming from the BU camp, which is HF are “better” and “safer” than SF. They’ve redefined what those even mean. They also seem to have already come to terms that bitcoin should and will split and that it’s ok because the market will determine what’s best. This completely ignores all the points made here about it being damaging, confusing, and a PR nightmare for years to come if not forever. It would certainly undermine the fundamentals of bitcoin.