It’s cool man, I totally get it. I have a fine arts background myself, and got kind of fed up with academia, and never finished college. I understand being tired of the world of footnotes. As I hinted, impressed with your breadth of knowledge.
I started doing design a few years ago myself, so no formal training, but I’m always learning on my own, on the job and in my spare time. I wish I had the kind of training you have had. Nevertheless, I appreciate the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of your article. Helped clarify some things. It was on point.
I am roughly aware of Gestalt, but not so aware of how it informs design specifically. Will have to look more into that. And I’ll be following you to see what else I may be able to pick up. Keep up the good work.