Erm I don't see why i have to ask you to do something before you start covering the tracks. Pre-emptive correction to aid in where the argument was headed, is on you.
Funny this one, as I clearly said "somewhat similar" and you paraphrased it into "same". Anyway, a lot of people felt comfortable staying at anywhere from 4k to 6k. Ascension became viable, so people went to it.
Your "3 Chi/min" conclusion is probably based on the fact that "most" people benched at 13.33 regen with Asc, which requires quite a bit less than 4000. Anyway as has been mentioned and said to you countless (emphasis on countless) times, your mathematic models are to be taken as a guide. A lot of fights have offtank times, and places of light damage, yet chi building is still permitted. That skeys the "3 chi/min" into something else, because that 3 chi, is the marginal after taking the essentials, however it doesn't account for the fact, that when those essentials are taken care of for the period of time when you need extra chi, youll have more to use than 3 chi.
Lowering energy regen for other stats is perfectly justified for a lot of people, since a lot of fights aren't particularly Chi expensive, or you are just offtanking, or there are periods of negligible damage going on.