I have not been able to keep up with the ... d i s c u s s i o n ... Is this still where we are at?
1.) The spell is poorly written and creates different opinions on what is intended.
2.) WotC comments on it are sparse, but seem to indicate the intent was to create obscurement within the darkness (unless you can see through magical darkness).
3.) DMs are going to rule however, they feel here due to the ambiguity, so arguing does no one any real benefit.
Is that all correct?
You nailed it!