While I agree that the current WR holder should get all the praise, who ever he is, if we believe/ know there is someone reliably faster, who just never tried, it just gets you thinking.
Like when Bras Wiggins broke the hour record, who was Olympic champion, world champion, and TdF winner at the time, everyone was crazy for it. Basically because the best cyclist in the world achieved the WR.
When it was broken by Victor, it was mighty impressive! But with him holding a better position, and riding at altitude, people didn’t feel he was better than Wiggins, but the conditions were better than Wiggins‘.
Victor is a great cyclist and a great TTist, but we see him being beaten relatively comprehensively on the TT bike frequently.
I am not saying we should take away from his achievements, just say I understand people wanting to see someone else trying the same.