Wide-spread management incurs higher total cost.
Solar PV has essentially zero maintenance cost once installed.
Plus, with the benefit of the power being produced where it is actually used, you eliminate the cost of building and maintaining the vast majority of infrastructure that would be required for a central plant.
On top of that, the people who install the systems reap direct financial benefits through lower utility bills.
Up-front costs are higher in total, due to the need to shuffle electricians around
I get the impression that you have no idea what you're talking about...
The problems with deploying in wide area are large. Land use is inefficient
Wrong. The land in question is already being used for something else: housing. In essence there is zero additional land use. It doesn't get more efficient than that.
Transmission to point-of-use incurs more loss
You're producing *at* the point of use. There is essentially no transmission required.
That's another way of saying, "You close your eyes and pretend it's not there."
No, that's explaining the difference between pissing in your cornflakes and pissing in the ocean.
Do you want to cut down 5 million acres of forest or 5 million acres of forest?
No, and I just explained why we wouldn't have to. I get the impression that you're either have no actual experience with solar power or you're being deliberately obtuse.