Your dissection of the "pimp" analogy just proves that any analogy can not only be misundertstood, but taken apart to the point that the original meaning of the analogy is lost.
I think the "pimp" analogy was meant to express the reality that people selling their own products will strut the product like it's the best thing on earth even with all the dirty truths lurking beneath.
Often, it's up to the customer to dig, ruthlessly evaluate and discover the truths about wether the tool really lives up to the "pimp" hype. And as other experts have already stated. The EDA industry has many point tool solutions that aim to solve numerous problems in various corners. However, the real need is more integrated and holistic solutions.