Making stuff up is a "waste of good forum".
Yes, I have a fertile imagination. Thanks for the compliment. But in this case my fertile imagination is what caused me to question why certain things failed in digital imaging. Questions like when reds blow out, why do they shift to yellow? Why the color shifts when using highlight recovery? This was the basis for quite a bit of research and testing with color charts with and without color filters, comparing numerous Raw converters and looking at the pixel data inside the Raw files themselves.
But I'm guessing that you have done the same thing and came to another conclusion. I didn't test Nikon files so your results might be different. Canon, Panasonic, Minolta and Olympus files, yes; Nikon files, no. That was also why I was specifically mentioning Olympus and Pansonic files. These I know well. Nikon files, not so much. Whatever you know about Raw files with Nikon may not necessarily apply with other brands. The filteration on the sensors is quite different.
Feel free to show me your results that prove that I'm making this up. Sorry, but you cannot use just Lightroom to prove your point. That would be far too easy to debunk so don't even bother going there. You'll need to try harder than that.
On a related note, in your D700, what is the dynamic range of the blue channel under daylight balance? What is it under tungsten after WB adjustment? Is it better to apply WB correction or use a color correction filter?
Simple questions sometimes demand careful analysis and research. These questions can sometimes open up a Pandora's Box.