You call for more MFD innovation, then discount the notion of "Secret Weapon" while oddly linking it to a historical political analogy.
I also don't see you as pointing out that the "West Wing is Burning", but more like someone screaming "FIRE" in the MFD theater ... with predictable results
Then lobbing Molotov Cocktail headlines into the theater just to assure a rush to the door by the insecure trying to avoid death. This is no help what-so-ever for the "Medium you really care for".
IMO, the answer to 35mm becoming more MFD like, isn't to make MFD more 35mm like. That is a losing strategy. MFD has to concentrate on being more MF like, not less.
(Example: When Leica innovated the S2 it wasn't to make a Medium format camera ... it was to make a 35mm like camera with some aesthetic attributes of medium format ... and to carry a whole new set of Leica lenses which is what they are really famous for. If Leica had chosen to make an R-10 it would have sold to Leica lovers, including me ... but the 35mm pricing paradigm would have limited the potential, and really have been impacted by the D800 type offerings ... instead they swam upstream by themselves with a unique camera format, at a price that requires fewer sales than 35mm would have dictated ... and aimed it at a small percentage of buyers ... plus, unlike MFD companies, their flagship profit machine is the M ... not a stripped down, crippled version of the S2).
I think cameras like the Hy6 was the right direction, but it didn't follow the prevailing "compete with 35mm DSLRs marketing mentality" that MFD adopted to make more sales. Very short term thinking which was bound to be truncated by the rate of 35mm innovation sooner than later ... as it turns out it was "sooner".
In contrast ... imagine a Hy6 type camera, with a highly integrated 56 X 56 sensor back, user selected crop to square, landscape or portrait (a feature on the old square chip Kodak ProBack BTW) A series of Zeiss and Schneider optics, improved AF, or at least an innovation like Hasselblad's True Focus. Everything dedicated to IQ without a bunch of do-dads to distract from that goal. Then every owner treated like a super-star photographer with service and attention second to none. How would THAT stack up against a D800 IF one had the need and/or desire for an indisputable "LOT MORE" than good enough?
Fact is IF a photographer need only produce for web and smaller applications, or "good enough is good enough", they haven't needed MFD for years now. There are those who DO grasp the differences that MFD makes, and those differences need to be both magnified with innovation ... and especially they need to be marketed as THE point of difference ... as someone already mentioned, perception is everything, and the MFD companies have done a poor job of competitively controlling perceptions.