Al was being misled to think that DSD was a waste of time because pure DSD didnt exist. It does exists
Fair enough. Yes, "pure" DSD exists, but the vast majority (as in 99.9%?) of recordings sold as DSD recordings are not "pure" in the sense that there has not been any conversions in the path.
even with the microconversion for processing
I am not sure there is a justification to call the conversion from DSD to DSD-wide and back a "microconversion". It is still a conversion, and the processing happens in PCM space - but with just 8 bits of resolution.
its the listening that gives the proof of quality.