Sadly, Phil, the troll agument doesn’t work. It is just a lame excuse to avoid the fact that the Lord Jesus is God. I keep it very simple. That the Lord Jesus is the proper recipient of prayer demonstrates that He is God. Concerning prayer I have cited the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901), NIDOTTE, NIDNTT as well as James Dunn - many other sources can easily be cited.
Others can be prayed to but it is misplaced worship.
But somehow all the sources I cited are all wrong and your position is right. Nope. That’s won’t work. It would work in stories concerning fairy tales and make believe, but the serious Bible student would know to put away such kind of thinking (1 Corinthians 13:11).