Well Todd you make a lot of good points and seem to be knowledgable about Gore-Tex. All I know about it is from personal experiance.
I have an issue Gore-tex jacket that sheds water real good and keeps you fairly warm. In fact some folks say it is warmer than the field jacket. I also have the new issue Gore-tex wet weather suit and they work great also. Without seeing the product in hand and I can't tell for sure if those links are the actual issue items. If they are they are fantastic.
BTW I also have the new issue sleeping bag. It comes in three parts:
The sleeping bag
Cold weather insert
Gore-Tex outer cover
The price of the gore-tex cover is more than the price of the sleeping bag and the cold weather insert combine. I beleive it cost around $200 just for the cover. I really don't like this sleeping bag for anything other than cold weather. It is made from a nylon material and during warm weather it is like sleeping on a slip and slide. I much prefer the old cotton bags.