In that context, when people are cagy one way or another, it is understood that they don't have a good answer to give. Understanding is taken accordingly.
As you are being cagy we will probably all assume it was the former.
(That isn't a personal thing, and I'm not impugning your motives. But the fact is: anyone being cagy gets suspected of not contributing in an earnest way to the aims of the non-treatment community. And then suspicions arise as to just what they are up to. People do try to figure out other's motivations - and with good reason. We have to try to filter out bad information, just as much as allow good information into our understanding. Trying to understand where others are coming from is part of that process.)
Yes, my question was designed to discover your reasons for advocating a mite count. There's nothing wrong with that.
So, after you'd treated them (if we're allowed to have this conversation here) what would you do subsequently?
I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this. But I want to hear it from you. If you are considering keeping bees without treating them, then you'll need to be clear about what comes next.
But also: its not just about you (or me). Having conversations of this sort are, hopefully, useful to some of the people who read this thread.