Ok, maybe I'm just a newb when it comes to counting (only a few years in with little success) or maybe I am not capable of understanding this, but here's my take... for what it's worth to you math wizards...
Why? why go this far? You simply have to have the bankroll
to play this game. Individual or team, you need a bankroll and disciplined / structured bets
in accordance with said bankroll. You start spreading at a TC of +2 in units.
Team play is a little different, but obviously requires a bigger bankroll than solo play. You are simply getting you're big money in when you have the advantage and getting out when you don't.
Is the reason why most AP's fail is because they overthink what counting is, or is it because they only think like the above?