And indifferent to that, the F35 is objectively inferior to 12 different specialized planes.
Of course it is, any plane not special built for it's role is going to be less effective for that role. The question is how much specialization do you need vs. the increased logistics complexity. The F-35 tries to wear too many hats, that's for certain, but I would argue we really only needed one more airframe. The F-22 for air superiority, what the F-35 should have been for air interdiction and multi-role use, and a heavy close air support VTOL. The worst design compromises would have been avoided and it we'd have a much better product without too much extra logistics complexity.