There is a certain skill required to communicate complicated techniques or ideas in limited space and in an understandable way, with just enough detail in the important places so that the reader can (1) clearly understand what you are proposing, and (2) believe that you know what you are talking about. Apparently, this is not a very common skill.
If I read one more sentence like this “We will use molecular [make absolutely sure not to insert anything here that might provide even the slightest clue about the identity of said tool] techniques to answer question X“, as shorthand for a technique in a section where some detail (even limited!) is supposed to appear- I think I’m going to hurl.
That skill of being able to put things simply and understandably, while still containing the essential elements- cultivate it! I can’t take this anymore!!!!