My dear friend,
Thank you for sharing all the details, however you have still not answered the most important question;
Where is the method of salaat if it is a ritual, or if a ritual is part of it ? Can you show me the procedure in Quran?
According to your statement, the method of ablution is given in detail, then why the method of ritual is not there?
Why do we need to follow personalities like Imams, our ancestors, historians or religious scholars to learn this ritual and why Quran says nothing about it?
I do believe that the book contains everything and nothing is missing;
وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا طَٰٓئِرٍ يَطِيرُ بِجَنَاحَيْهِ إِلَّآ أُمَمٌ أَمْثَالُكُم مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِى ٱلْكِتَٰبِ مِن شَىْءٍ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يُحْشَرُونَ (6:38
الٓر كِتَٰبٌ أُحْكِمَتْ ءَايَٰتُهُ ثۥُمَّ فُصِّلَتْ مِن لَّدُنْ حَكِيمٍ خَبِيرٍ (11:01
وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ تِبْيَٰنًا لِّكُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ (16:89
وَكُلَّ شَىْءٍ فَصَّلْنَٰهُ تَفْصِيلًا (17:12
Quran contains everything but there is no method for the ritual you are talking about. Isn't it strange?
I may be wrong here and a procedure might be there in Quran but I probably couldn't see it.
Just show it to me and I'll accept the ritual as part of Salaat. (thats very simple isn't it?)
I am sure you would like to show the right path to a misguided person like me :)