Good point. I’ve never been a non-Catholic myself, but generally my experience of what non-Catholics tend to think the Church teaches and professes is that they do tend to miss a lot. Of course, that’s probably not their fault; it just means that we Catholics need to do a better job of showing people the beauty, nuance, credibility, and orthodoxy of Catholic truth!
Yeah, you’re right! I didn’t really think of it that way, but I think you’re onto something: a lot of hysteria tends to mark the various discourses in our age.