Two responses. One, this is far from the first time that you've remembered and posted links to key former threads relevant to our new topic at hand. Your memory is amazing and thanks again for doing this! (And based on it, I thinking more that I should at try least slightly raise my PUPs now per waldo's advice if only to experience the difference now with my new Proton.) Second is I see that I, myself, started that old thread! I'm scared what this says about my own memory!
Also, I thought it might be helpful for me to clarify now that the reason I precede my digital "version" of the 'tron on my M13 with a compressor is not to boost the signal's amplitude to more easily trigger the envelope but to level off the top of the amplitude so as to not routinely trigger the peak higher frequency part of the "auto-wah" sound, i.e., to tame, not boost, my guitar's input signal.