No, where things got confusing for you is I intentionally said 'trap' not 'metabolic trap'.
This is not a discussion about semantics. You can call it a rainbow dragon lollipop for all I care. This is about the fact that their hypothesis are different. To say otherwise is misleading.
Yes, some aspects of their hypothesis are finally converging after decades, and that's exciting, but it's also very good that we don't have all our eggs in one basket. Even Dr. Davis himself is funding as many different promising research as possible with limited funds.
or in other words 'a chronic disease state not caused by a chronic infection
Yeah, I already said that.
I could careless who 'wins' the CFS discovery/cure.
I couldn't care less either (plus, science doesn't work that way, it's not the Olympics. Even if, let's say, Dr. Phair is right, his work rests on countless other researchers and clinicians that measured, published and wrote about ME.)
However, what I do care about is spread of misinformation.