Well, if this can make you happy, I spoke once with a first-prize winner of Busoni competition (I will not say his/her name, of course!). And he/she said that he/she didn't play in concert the whole op. 10 because he/she was afraid of n. 2.
So you are in a very good company (this prizewinner is characterized, moreover, by his/her very brilliant and virtuoso technique).
I do agree with you about cheating... Even if these studies were conceived for keyboards that are completely different from ours.
Maybe when you play op. 10 as a concert piece, then a small amount of cheating can be allowed...
but I swear that I play all of Chopin's notes and... as he wrote them!!!!!!!
(even if sometimes... I add some notes when I don't play cleanly!!!)!
A little gift for the forum: my recording of the second movement of Schubert's A maj. Sonata (D959). It's my absolutely favourite piece... the one I would bring with me on a desert island.
Hope you'll enjoy it!!!!
Schubert - D.959, Piano Sonata in A major, II. Andantino