wtf is it with e-prime?
is it really supposed to enhance the accuracy and precision of your speech/writing? no, that is a lie. it is not supposed to enhance anything. it's just politically-correct "make sure you don't offend anybody" bullshit.
fuck that. if your opinion sucks, i'll say so. if you don't like it, then tell me my opinion sucks.
you'll be wrong but you'll feel better.
why should i waste half of my effort in saying something just to make sure you understand that i'm only expressing an opinion? if you can't tell it's only an opinion, then you either fail at communication or need to do more homework.
people these days make a career out of being offended by anything. e-prime just adds another layer of bullshit to every argument. now you can avoid the subject completely by saying "yeah but you didn't say IMHO." it's a whole world of the kind of shit lawyers and theologians (the two biggest reasons for societal decay) love to debate, i.e. useless crap about what you REALLY mean when what you say is plain as day.
You're quite right, why should human speech be clear at all?
adults can have conversations without stopping every two minutes to remind each other they're just having a conversation.