Independent-minded people seek truth. They want information to make informed decisions. They know, as President Nelson has taught, that good inspiration comes from good information.
They seek to corroborate, not repudiate, the teachings of the prophets. The Cumorah issue is fundamental to understanding not only Church history, but the context and implications of the Book of Mormon.
By contrast, neither the M2C citation cartel nor the critical citation cartel considers evidence that contradicts their parallel belief systems, both based on the premise that the prophets were wrong.
They are the mirror image of the critical citation cartel (MormonStories, CES Letter, etc.) who are equally invested in their narrative that the prophets were wrong.