You have a good outlook on the whole thing. It kind of reminds me of when I was in my early teens and for a little while I thought "You know this communism doesn’t sound so bad after all…. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all?......"
Painting me as an idealist is about as untrue as you could get, but it makes a change from being called a twisted cynic.
I am not having a go at you LU, but from where I stand it is your view that looks idealistic. The Blind men and the Elephant [cs.princeton.edu] fable applies to all of us, its just that some of us realise it and others don't.