i think the large amout of terms have made this abit confusing...
the upper and lower shock mounting points determine how much leverage the lower suspension arm has on the shock when compressing the shock, and therefore the progressiveness of the suspension. the different positions affect how the shock reacts to compression.
shocks more inclined;
more progressive, smoother feel and more lateral grip
shocks more vertical;
more direct feel, but less lateral grip
lower shock mounting positions;
outer (closest to wheel) - harder damping
inner (closest to centre line) - softer damping
i think you guys were confusing progressivness and actual damping softness, easily done
i guess its alot to read an take in but read it a few times and itll all make sense