No. Actually quoting the OP's actual question that you were responding to, would make it more clear for folks like myself, that are looking for a clear and concise answer. This ensures clarity. Again, the OP asked multiple questions.
Question #1: Can a player ever get relief from the opposite hand than he normally plays with? (this is the thread title)
Question #2: If they take relief under this scenario and drop in the fairway to the left of the cart path (like all right handers do) another question that came up was whether they could then change their minds and go ahead and hit the ball from their normal left hand side. (This was the OP's second question)
Fourputt, you provided a response. But it wasn't clear which question you were answering. The first (the thread tile), the second, or...?
Then later on, Rulesman pops on and adds...
Which again, doesn't provide clarity. Because he just makes a statement, but doesn't take into consideration the scenario outlined by the OP. So there is confusion on what would be the outcome using the scenario outlined by the OP.
I'm assuming that Rulesman is answering question #2. And stating that the LH player could play the ball away from the green. But using the scenario setup by the OP, the LH would be standing on the path - if he was hitting away from the green. So the LH would get relief from the cart path. But he didn't add that. He just made a statement and ran from the thread.
In my opinion, a half-assed response.
The rest of us understood Fourputt and Rulesman. Are you just complaining to complain?