I thought that talk of your was interesting. Personally, I would have added that as appendage to my original answer. There is nothing wrong with extended talk in one answer, and nothing wrong with posting multiple well crafted statements or answers in one answer instead of writing two or more separate answers. In fact, when well written, I think this depth and multi-directional approach from one poster in one answer is impressive and more worthwhile as an post than several blunt "here's one way", then "here's another"... in separate answers.
Sometimes more than one answer makes sense, and I think that time is when each answer is so involved and long, and the approaches are so different, that it would make it difficult to read as one post.
Actually writing multiple answers to one question has been a point of discussion on other sites. When possible, at least on some other sites, it appears a la mode to just create one extended answer with greater depth and direction instead of two or more separate answers. I emphasize when possible, because sometimes it is not reasonable. Others may digress, and this is our site, not a clone of some other site, so that's ok if we want to take another direction.
Should you choose to post something like that in the future, I would remove the phrase "This is just an extended comment...", and instead shape the answer by acknowledging that it is not so much a complete answer, but an address to a comment in the original post from a professional that is designed to enhance, give perspective, and further our understanding of the intricacies in the question at hand.
You set yourself up for criticism when you introduced your content that way, and it was not necessary to do so. I found your sentiments to be interesting, and while far from a complete answer, it was much appreciated anecdotal perspective on the topic at hand from a professional.