Erik you couldn't be more wrong. The seats aren't hinged. If you recline the seat that my knees are already touching it pushed more on my knees. If what you stated is true, then how can my knees crammed against a seat prevent the seat from reclining? Unusual for you, but you're totally wrong on that.
I'm not wrong. If the head moves 2 inches the area near your knees moves about half an inch. The hinge is near the base.
A) the seat doesn't move 2 inches at your knees.
B) 2 inches can change the level of comfort.
That is a minority opinion. Many disagree.
Please go back and reread my few posts in this thread. I never said that I have ever reclined when someone's knees were even close to touching the back of my seat.
I recline about 10% of the time I'm on a plane that offers reclining as an option.
BTW please quote the parts to which you're responding. I think you missed the part where I pointed out a logical issue with your argument. (you said that 2 inches doesn't matter for comfort. I simply flipped that around and said then it shouldn't matter for discomfort either.)