I don't think you understand my opinion. I think it's sad that good riders (with GT/climbing capacities) have to put away their ambitions so quickly, to end as "domestique". That's partly their own fault, as we can see at Almeida. He chose too soon to change teams. So he misses a piece of the necessary education/training in a team with less pressure. As a first helper or as an occasional leader.I'm glad that you were not Nibali's DS, who won his first GT at 25, major stage race at 27 (T-A) and first monument podium at 26. Or Sastre, who didn't even podium a GT before turning 30. Just let the riders have their own path, some are slower picking up, and some are quicker. Almeida is 23 and can still get that GT victory in 2 years - and he wouldn't be exactly old. Carapaz might not win another GT with INEOS, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him leaving and winning again, as he is much better suited as an underdog (see ORR).
I think it's better to be a leader in a smaller team, after a few years as apprentice (in a big team or a smaller team, doesn' matter). And to end in the top 5 or top 8 of a GT. Instead of ending as a domestique in a big team (Porte, Kwia and a few others). Almeida has made the same mistake. Unless he proves that he can win a grand tour in the short term (which he didn't prove), he"ll end as a domestique till the end of his career. The more Pogacar towers above it as the leader.