They're works of art, aren't they? And as with art I don't know much I just know what I like. Funny thing is I have noticed Japanese girls tend to have longish, particularly opposable toes. Almost like fingers. Kind of creepy.
I have some strong opinions to this day about Ella (different person than Ammelana) that were quite controversial at the time and still probably are. So I won't get into that. But...I will say I agree with your assessment on a certain level.
There is also something to be said for the guys involved too. Everyone so security-conscious until the one lure that actually works for law enforcement turns up and was definitely their modus operandi at the time. A "teenage girl" shows up and suddenly so many "exclusive pedophiles" are sending pics, real names, and phone numbers. Back when a phone number was not disposable and permantly attached to your kitchen wall! Again, I am not talking about a specific person here, just the situation. Nothing will ever convince me that it is smart to immediately trust a teenage girl who intentionally searches out pedophile boards. Yes, there are honestly some who genuinely do! But damn...
As NFiH used to say, surf safe.