What I am pointing at is that “Show Various Artist releases instead.” has a clear meaning to a naive user - the meaning is that they will be shown the Various Artist Releases which have performances by their chosen Artist.
Nothing about track artist listing is relevant to a naive user. Us using track artists to get VA Releases is opaque and unknown to a naive user.
Requiring users to understand that “Show Various Artist releases instead.” actually will only show them “Releases with the Artist in some track artist fields but not the Release Artist field” before MB will function reliably for them, is to steepen the learning curve and burn site credibility for no apparent benefit.)
Salcito, in the example above, is a performer on a classical VA release. But the user is not shown that Release when they click on “Show Various Artist releases instead.”
In my view this is a simple issue of accuracy in communication with users. Same as a bottle in the supermarket labelled “milk” is actually milk and not kefir.