Confusion via mystery and being louder when I guess right are essential components to what lets me know and reveal a lot more than the next guy.
The reason you are confused is that you are a person who remains unusually calm under pressure, this is also why you likely had to quit the site yourself. You see, people who stay calm and grit through pressure feel underwhelmed and thus unmotivated when working far from a deadline. The adrenaline of the pressure is actually an essential thing to perk such a psyche up. Conversely, Gatorade is a person who dislikes a lot of pressure and sees pressure as a necessary evil. He caves when faced with a situation that presents itself as potentially pressuring if he pushes back. He doesn't do this out of simple weakness or lack of foresight, it is actually because he is very sure he wants an endgame of mutual respect that he extends the arm of friendship.
If he were simply easy to get information out of, he wouldn't have bothered to hide it from those that demanded to know it. My presence is, or was, intimidating and unpredictable for him. He doesn't like that I easily spotted who he was. Unfortunately for him, he helped everyone narrow him down who would go back and carefully study who hasn't been banned by request vs who he denied being and how early in the site's history he claimed to be around. The only realistic alternative was Romanii, but Romanii wouldn't arrive like this, he'd be ruder, more entertaining/sensationalist and wouldn't have a description that's so repetitive.