The condescension's got to stop, probably, if you want this discussion to continue with more than one member.
Starting with a primer like Poetics is well and good, but Aristotelian thought is not the only method of analysis and evaluation. I know that you're used to little to no oppositional thought beyond halfassed trolling about GL and brushing off idiots on said topic for six months has gone to your head, but a pithy statement followed by an appeal to authority does not equate truth.
Theme and meaning are inextricable from plot, even if much of the substance is filled in by the viewer or reader's personal experience and outlook, or represented in terms of style or animation. Without a decent framework, granted you've acknowledged consistency, it's little but disconnected ideas. For certain purposes, this is alright, but throwing it out of works for which it is important is negligent.
I get the feeling that you have the tendency to draw a conclusion quickly and presume it's the correct one merely due to an appearance of self-consistency and because you came up with it.