I think what he means is that overall, maximising overall qualities is levelling out.
Since I'm into sharp details and ultra clarity, I choose the first image, however if some prefer a more "natural" look, the others provide a slightly different, softer look, but overall very similar.
Andermendz and Kairu look super close to my eyes. Zooming in on my pc, Kairu has sharper detail, and actually Lapptapper and Kairu are both sharply detailed, but in a different way. Laptapper has slightly more surface detail due to more sharpening I think, little more noise, and Kairu is a little smoother, less surface detail, but equally crisp.
This is a very exciting thread. Such amazing work!