You actually get to play some this, with the whole shower scene where V blatantly lies about things being fine after coughing blood, and then the repeated "I don't want to talk about this now"-deal.
Given what you bring up in #2 above I'd hardly blame Judy, but I do blame the writers for forcing that situation.
Think I'll have to replay that ending because that's absolutely not what I took away from that dialogue, to me it seemed Mr. Blue Eyes picked V because they indeed refuse to die, against all odds. But the dialogue, to me, very heavily implied the reward was material, to which V basically replies they don't care anymore at that point.
Why pick V? Because they have nothing to lose, but still refuse to let go of life. This, of course, heavily implies V played a certain way (solo Arasaka assault makes the most sense here, imho).
It would be just as reasonable to assume V just didn't want to lose themselves, and even if they are dying they basically reached that goal. There's no way for Mr. Blue Eyes to know this though (or for the player to RP that route, for that matter).
Again, you assume Mr Blue Eyes offers a possible solution, that is where we (possibly, see above) disagree, I don't think he did. And if he did then the LI responses make even less sense, though V sticking around in NC does make more sense in that case.
Even if you are in the client confidentiality-camp telling your LI you have a last ditch effort mission isn't exactly telling them much.
I do think we have reached the core of our difference of opinion here though: what we took away from the dialogue with Mr Blue Eyes. I'll go through that ending again, maybe It will make me change my mind.
Judy told V the day they got together she was planning to leave, but now she has to wait for the relationship. The writers didnt create that situation, V and Judy decided to get in the relationship knowing the situation
I don't know if not wanting to talk about coughing up blood is a wall, Judy knows the situation, and that Vs condition is getting worse.
Judy simply wants to leave for herself, Looking at it again, she doesn't even particularly want V to come with her. So I take back that she wants V to sacrifice for her. She's just done. Whether V lives or dies, she's out regardless.
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I do unironically like Takemura, and it's cool that he's with you in the Devil, though the other endings all he does is yell at you and imply he's considered giving his innards an emergency evacuation (again, not necessarily a complaint, this is totally within his character). Feels off to go out of your way to make the punishment ending more bearable.
Some people prefer the corpo ending to all others, because they believe in takamura and arasaka i would guess. So not all find it a punishment ending.