Yes so am I - though I'd not claim every day and IMHO the UCI bicycle regs are the most ambiguous and/or stupid I've read. Sure, some international standards are complex --- but heck typically so is the underlying process/design they're trying to regulate. A bike is a bloody bike! How hard is it to pin down what "makes a bike a bike" --- and IMHO the UCI rules need not go any further than that.
Re the 'recalls' -- that's insane --- bikes like the Giant were ridden thru a large portion of the 2008 (!!) season. World champs ITT won on them ... this year the same with the Shiv ... the Tour TTs were both won on 'prototypes (Shiv, Trek Speed Concept).
If these bikes were prototypes (and I'd argue they were), then there are provisions in the rules that should have been applied to prevent them from ever being ridden in UCI events.