Musicological Purpose?

Is musicological literature valued based on some logical framework of excellence and insight, or is it really a contest of who can write most inspirationally and eloquently?  I'm reminded of a certain presidential candidate whom I support enthusiastically.

Then again, maybe while writing about art, it's ones duty to try to enhance the inspiration encouraged by the original composers by expanding it in different venues, such as writing.

The next step is to argue about the legitimacy of commentary as an artistic/literary contribution and elaboration.  Time to get a time machine and ask the medieval glossers.