I assume that was a typo and you meant the VI chord, right?
I think that we are agreeing with each other while at the same time, are coming dangerously close to talking past each other.
We do agree with each other. I mis-spoke about the VI chord - for some reason I was thinking major or something... Oops. (Can I blame the pain pills? Anyway, I'm done with them now.) Unfortunately, one mistake like this can send us into a tailspin for a while.
Thank you for taking the time to clarify!