100%. Both of those are just my opinion.
If Ben is not interested in him, then my opinion is that is a major problem. In my opinion, we have a clear need for veteran wing depth/minutes. It's absolutely plausible that Ben disagrees with me on that point, however, that would be a pretty big red flag for me. Again, I'm admitting this is my opinion but that's kind of what the point of a message board is. We all give our opinions on things happening with the team. I fully admit that I could have a difference of opinion with Ben and be proven wrong.
As to the second point, yeah, it's my opinion that if we are losing recruits to Northwestern and Alabama it's a bad sign. Again, it's not all about Michael Jones, I get why a player specifically might choose to go elsewhere. However, it's certainly a negative if we couldn't crack Jones' top three.
If we were interested in Jones and couldn't crack his top 3, do you perceive that as a positive? Neutral? My criticism was intentionally light and you even disagree with that. So was it a positive?