Hi Aron. I still think that bringing pre-study design characteristics into the interpretation is not that helpful. As an aside, what (little) meaning that confidence intervals have they have independent of those pre-study parameters.
I don’t think the idea of Bayesian “rescues” is very strong from the standpoint of scientific rigor, unless possibly when a very skeptical prior distribution still results in a meaningful posterior distribution for the question at hand. We should plan Bayesian analyses prospectively as either the primary analysis or a planned parallel secondary analysis as we did for the recently reported ISCHEMIA study.