But I'll control myself until Kalosyni has a chance to consider our back and forth and respond.
Yes I was not intending to take us back to the "desire" vs "pleasure" or "feeling" question. When I wrote desirable there I was just looking for another synonym of pleasurable - I could just as well have said "feels good" rather than "desirable."
The issue of desire and will and issues like that I consider to be matters of psychology or even some other aspect, and not really the same issue we are talking about here at all.
What I think we are talking about here is a big-picture philosophical question of "What is the ultimate goal / guide of life?"
And the warring contenders for the crown, each of which have a war-party of its own - the warring camps aligned which contain a mixture of troops within themselves, but which are broadly aligned against each other, are:
(1) religion/holiness/divinity/divine revelation, etc (the Religion Camp)
(2) "logic"/"rationality"/"wisdom"/"transcendence/virtue, etc. (the Academic Camp)
(3) feeling/pleasure-pain/Nature's faculties, etc (the Epicurean camp)