Thank you for sharing all of that, it's definitely curious to think what Forster's and the editors thoughts are now, rather than hearing the revisionist opinions of Eon.
There are some beautiful sequences in that film, and they way Forster framed some of the shots is nothing short of genius. I understand what they were thinking with the editing. Bond is frantic, upset, vengeful, full or rage and not thinking clearly and they wanted to the viewer to feel his irrational thought process and quick responses to his surroundings. Unfortunately, this did not translate to the larger public.