GM fiat, attribute conflict and everything

Ongoing thread which may turn out to be quite unique, since the Amber DRPG designer is commenting regards mechanics and ‘GM fiat’. I’ve tried to make the case here and elsewhere for why ‘GM fiat’ is a misused pejorative with Amber Diceless. Unfortunately, the old GOO forum data is twice-over lost. It is a shame how many Amber forums collapse.
A friendly alert, this linked forum tends to nasty bickering, but look here to see if EW makes additional comments.