Just a quick thought on this, and this is definitely not intended as a criticism against the OP. But I was just thinking that if we were to seek understanding of the Qur’an and Sunnah directly rather than always waiting for a scholar to tell us what to think, it would be easy to determine if the statements and actions of others are aligned with Islamic principles or not. Then we would not have a need to classify which sect or madhab or whatever a particular person or scholar is aligned with, but instead will be able to determine the appropriate response to the actions and words of others rather than where they hail from or who they’re aligned with.
On the day of Judgement we’ll be judged by our actions and intentions, not our associations. So why then do we still measure the worth of a man based on the category that society endows on them rather than the merit of their actions?