Right. Because you don’t use the same process they do!
Those that use ‘traditional’ “throw it in the cupboard and forget about it” method would be quite likely to observe that it’s an “upsteeper”. As it gets stronger (the more it permeates the VG) the longer it sits.
Those who use the “mag mixer” alone method would likely see results sooner than the group above, and would be more apt to balk about it doesn’t need that long etc.
Those who use an USC with heat would (in my estimation/experience) likely be saying things along the lines of “that’s good within a week” (for extracts, since I’m trying to keep a time-line point). (2-3 days if using normal flavors, amount of alcohol in the base dependant).
And then lastly, folks like yourself, using a “professional-equipment approach” can see results practically instantly (allowing for differences in throat-hit preference of course).
As I’ve tried to illustrate above, I think that it’s more that folks (in various forums/platforms) don’t share the enthusiasm for understanding such things as we do. As a result, their view can come off as somewhat myopic to those who “have to” (or enjoy) digging deeper into the science of it all. Not everyone enjoys “the little mysteries of life”, and as such, some tend to simply not care, others don’t want to be bothered with such intricacies, and others still are just “give me an easy way that works”.
When I said plot earlier, I was using it in the British sense of “I’m not sure I follow”, not the typical American sense of “there’s something under-handed afoot”.