Nice Marty, I think wet flies are a brilliant and effective fly genre(?) and thank you for taking e time to clarify the details that separate the intruder and Spey
I don't think anyone here would disagree with you. It is important for historical accuracy as well as to know what one is talking about when we refer to a specific fly "design" especially if you're talking to a knowledgable angler who is looking back at you like you must be on the tail end of a night long binge or just an ass who doesn't know river left from river right.
That being said, I'm sure you would agree that when those of us ignorant (such as myself) and others who might mistake one fly style for another misconstrue Spey flies with Dee flies and the like, it might be forgiven as the intent isn't deliberate. And we rely on experts like yourself who have been around to keep us honest and on tact as to which is which and the finer distinctions
As flies "evolve" or rather as new designs based on long proven traditional flies innovate (usually in an effort of being more effective at catching fish) things can get convoluted or blurry as to what exactly is what.
So sure it might be irreverent to consider a non winged dee fly with a brass beed in the middle sacrilege, it can also be highly effective if used properly.
I consider flesh flies and egg patterns unholy, so my hypocrisy appears to be alive and well
however I and likely you, don't fish for my dinner fortunately. If I did I might not be so decrimnating