In essence, is it the case that there is no advancement in understanding that we still must assume that like in the classical big bang theory that conditions were 'just so' at the 'start'? I don't have a problem with inflation but essentially the same problem remains. Conditions are assumed to be 'just so' with no predictions as to why. The reason I mention this is that I keep hearing how inflation is such an incredible advancement yet the most fundamental aspect is not addressed. It still relies completely on the same 'just so' assumptions. I would very much appreciate some expert opinions regarding this matter.