This phenomenon is something Fuji X users (or at least I) have been long aware of but not quite to this level of explanation.
I personally can’t say it has bothered me relative to the overall look of the images (a subjective preference); I also respect that sometimes there are things we can’t just “unsee” when we know how something is working the way it is.
From a Fujifilm standpoint, I am not so sure their marketing has ever made such absolute claims. It is always the audience, while looking for the validation for their own “camp”, that adds the hyperbole.
Thank you for writing this — I learned a lot and I hope Fuji takes note with you suggestions.
In the end, is this something you have chosen to tolerate?