R.***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) Recently there has been a very stimulating discussion on the question:
Can the verb "choose" take a gerund?
(2) With one exception, all the posters have been very courteous and respectful of one another -- as we would expect of people who post on this website.
And almost everyone told you that "choose" can precede an infinitive, even the poster who was less than courteous.
Your point (5) below tends to indicate that you believe it also. Why can we not just decide that it's true?
(4) As I said previously, all verb lists tell us that "choose" takes only the infinitive.
All verb lists tell us this? Could you identify a few such lists?