Really. What I think is important is to avoid looking for flaws in phrasing or taking obscure alternate meanings and interpretations from statements. No doubt you will find such flaws, especially if you look hard enough, but in so doing you'd be disputing the writer's intent. And that would seem to be at cross-purposes with what you're looking for.
If you've a question or misunderstanding about anything I wrote, ask me a question. But please don't pick & choose bits & pieces to shore up your original concern, if in so doing you're changing the meaning and intent of what I wrote.
I never said - or tried to say - "mods will fix it". What I said was that I'd assumed Ele will have an official campaign (with it's own 'lore'). And, of course, if you don't want to run the OC, you will need to make your own. Can you think of any other possibility? I can't - because at this point I am not aware of any tech that can auto-generate a milieu for you. Maps, yes. Lore, no.
Why did you latch on to my use of the word "units"? You wrote, "Brad has expressly said - even in recent dev journals - that the game doesn't ship with units because you create them from equipment during the game." If you're trashing my whole response because of a pedantic way of describing the unit assets that ship with the game, then replace the word "units" with "stuff". My meaning remains unchanged, and you can now move on to the gist of the response. Win-Win.
But I'm pretty sure that your core statement about the game ("doesn't ship with units") makes no sense at all. But please link me with anything that supports your statement, or your interpretation of Brad's statements, because I definitely want to sort out whatever misunderstanding there may be (even if it's me that is misinterpreting things).
I'll try to rephrase though - the game will ship with bits and bytes that, working together, will form units. And if you don't like those units you can make new ones. Is that better? Again, I'm not aware of any tech that auto-generates lore, so if you don't want or like what ships with the game out-of-box for your sand-box play, you're alternative is to create them with the tools provided. Perhaps create them without any pre-made official lore at all.