I see three issues here in conflict. First, this stack has a well defined mission that explicitly does not include engaging in speculative discussions.
Second, legitimate dialog on unresolved issues relevant to physics deserves a space somewhere in the stacks; probably the most suitable exchange would be the Theoretical Physics. Stack Exchange. Unfortunately, it is looking a closure for lack of participation.
Third, the fact remains that there are two well-entrenched camps regarding the interpretation of the Double-Split Experiment(DSE) and a plethora of competing alternative interpretations. Unfortunately, the DSE is in the first pages of the first lecture for Intro to QM, but the lecture is silent about the controversy. Yet even a novice can sense something terribly flawed in any of the current interpretations. See: Wiki.Double-Slit Experiment or Entanglement or Wave Collapse. So, it has become the traditional first stumbling block, and it deserves a more comprehensive treatment that acknowledges the unresolved nature of the DSE interpretation. Then, moving the DSE questioner becomes a "congratulations for paying attention and for having the courage to ask skeptical questions. Now your answer lies here."
I submit that the barrage of continuing duplication of the same concerns and confusion should be taken as evidence that we have not yet answered the question even for the ears of a beginner!