well by darn. why don't you make that clear from the start next time this way we don't waste two pages.
what's the argument?
There is nothing I said in any of my posts that is inconsistent with my statement. It is not my responsibility to ensure you don't make a bad inference, it's yours. I'm fine if you don't want to take that responsibility, but it's you in the end that looks silly.
Here is my argument, however I admit this argument is thin, perhaps full of holes, so that's why I'm not vehemently defending it, at least until I can try the implementation:
Hitting space bar is one quick action. Go from any zoom level and location, then hit space bar for the full screen map. If you want to go back, just hit space bar again, or maybe you click on the map. Easy. The scroll method takes a little longer, maybe multiple passes of the scroll wheel, though I expect some would ask for a zoom scroll speed setting so it's not a show stopper. Now let's say for some reason you wanted to go to max zoom out without going to the strategic view. Now it's a scroll in one direction to get to the strategic view, then one click back the other direction. Again not a show-stopper, but a little annoying. Zooming back in to a new location is, yet again, one or more passes of the scroll wheel.
To be clear, I'm not saying the scroll method is a bad system. I'm just saying I'm happy to give the space bar method an honest try before I worry about not having the scroll method.
Yeesh this is a lot of talk about a simple UI thing that isn't a big deal and we haven't even been able to experience yet. Tiring.