As an engineer reading this description of a "typical" pilot, I have a lot to say.
Some is good natured hacking, but some is truly an observation from my perspective.
Many of the pilots I have met over the years may have started off as analytical, but most do not retain that trait. Depending on the size and complexity of the aircraft, some tend to simply snag the aircraft as faulty without any cockpit based troubleshooting. There are also those who excel at this, but that is not the majority.
I have seen a lot of pilots start out their flying career as hard working, focused and help