Well, I guess I have had enough, after reading all this stuff.Even if you have raced 20+ years, it seems that you do not understand that bottoming out is a dynamic event, not a static event, and that is why you do not lose control even if you bottom out.......
I went to pass on the inside into turn five at Laguna Seca. Hard braking bottomed the forks and I lost control. The bike would not slow down enough to make the turn, because it was bouncing on the front tire rather than absorbing the bumps. I cut off the guy I was passing (almost took him out) and went into the MotoGP trap outside of five. I didn't go down only because of experience on and off road. This is what bottoming out can do to control. (Probably a mid 1.30s lap).
I have two other examples of losing the front from bottoming. The point is that you never want to bottom your front end, unless you like risking your life for no apparent reason.
I need to improve the brake dive on my street DDC. It is becoming a liability. I run the compression at negative settings to deal with street bumps and dips. Yes, I have the wizbang separate sensors. This is why I was reading this thread. I want suggestions on whether to adjust pre-load, raise compression, or change oil, to help with the brake dive. I will not ride with the front bottoming out. THAT IS DANGEROUS.