indesertum - props for obviously knowing a lot about what you speak. The problem I have with giving Klay up for Love is that it puts a lot of pressure on either Curry to start playing big boy defense (which I don't think he can do, and if he can do it I think it will come at the expense of his offense) or require Iquodala and Livingston to both be healthy. I know Iggy's numbers looked great last year (well, his advanced numbers) but I think he looked stiffer and stiffer as the year wore on and would expect him to be materially less effective this year than he was last year. I get that Livingston was injury free this year, but still don't feel comfortable with his health. My biggest worry as a Warriors fan is that aside from Klay and Draymond, I don't feel like I can count on any of them to stay healthy for a full 82 games plus playoffs. Let's not forget, Love missed a lot of games with his weird hand injuries and concussion, so it's not like he's bulletproof.
I'd also add that it's really hard to compare defense across positions. David Lee has a better DRPM than Klay but not because he's a better defender.
As for the Warriors overvaluing their own talent, I don't necessarily disagree, but there certainly are guys people don't properly value. Draymond Green is a great example. He was 4th in RPM last year among small forwards, and 10th in WAR. Kerr will give him more minutes and he could turn into a much bigger name.
you know i actually agree with pretty much everything you're saying but i think we just disagree on the impact of love vs klay. i think iggy could guard 1s and 2s and draymond could guard 3s. love isn't the best 4 defender but he's not so bad they have to hide him