Two penneth and haven't read all 20 pages. For me I have a huge sentimental attachment to Hillsborough as we all do but I can also see the merits in both.
One thing that stands for me on either option though is we stop with our small time mentality with regards our home and we seek the best in business in terms of stadium design and actually see what the options are. Get populous to draw up proposals for both, get them to cost both, and then if mr chansiri is happy put it to the fans.
The world cup plans were fine, but so far behind the times in pushing the boundaries of stadium design its untru. It was designed on sketchup ffs, a free chuffing software, or so it appears from looking at the angular nature of the proposals and visuals. If I'm wrong I apologise wholeheartedly. So IMO if that's what we were offered versus a new stadium I would lean towards a new stadium, however this is caveated in itself. If we were to go down the route of pride park, st Marys etc then no chuffing way!
Like I say spend a few tens of thousands in fees and get the guys who know what they are doing with the sole intention of staying at the forefront of the profession to design the proposals. Heck there's even a load of superb award winning practices in the city who given an actual incentive could propose schemes that would blow most minds on here.
At one time, to the detriment of the team, we were WORLD leaders in this aspect. Let's reclaim our title and stop thinking small.