Amazing. I'm glad it was Hinoki that illustrated this principle so well because I remember its cresting wave phase--whoa, it was the new new thing indeed.
The low tide and equilibrium phases are good to see visually. I can't say exactly how they relate to what they make think of, but I like seeing them in light of how it's sometimes charged that our scent tastes here are that of "lemmings." The data don't show a phase for that, really, because your cresting wave, low tide, and equilibrium phases explain and really justify the phenomenon in a way that doesn't make testing out the new thing into a pajorative. "Oooo, yer just wearing Hinoki because it's hot and everyone already is!" doesn't make as much sense anymore. The reply is now visual, thanks to the graph: "yeah, well, I'm sure trying out the new thing I guess. We'll see where it places in my equilibrium I guess. Kinda fun to surf the new big wave though."