The question then becomes how typical these different situations actually are in a voter population. And the subsequent question is how much that notion of the typical voter might change as voters adapt to different voting systems. Such questions about how voters think and behave fall outside the scope of what can be divined by thought experiments alone. The voters themselves need to be well understood and such understanding will be very hard to gain. As an alternative we could actually test the various voting systems in elections to see how they perform and how voters react to using them.