However in the revised view, the creation of "light" is nothing more than a perception, when the clouds get a bit lighter, so that some sun can get down to the surface of the water planet, and be perceived by an imaginary person.
Do you think when he said, "let there be light" that that means lighting up all of the heavens or just the earth? It's clearly talking in relation to the earth and from the point of view of what an earthly spectator would experience. He wasn't talking about light for outer space.
However, you can tell from the statement "and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day", that it's got nothing to do with perception, because the creation of light is about day and night, not about sunlight getting through some clouds. Otherwise it would have been night, when it was dark, under the clouds.
There was no "Day" until light hit the earth. It was always dark. Here we are talking about daytime and nightime, not a calendar day. Day 4 establishes that. There is no daytime when it's always dark. Ask people in Alaska.
Why can't we make Gen 1:1 a kind of summary for Gen1:1-5?
Because verse 2 begins with "and the earth". There is no doubt what it's talking about. Light for the earth, land for the earth, luminaries for the earth, vegetation for the earth, animal life for the earth. Everything beyond 1:1 is about the earth. The only thing we're told about anything else is God created it "in the beginning". And there is no idication how long that was.
"I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was" (Proverbs 8:23). This scripture indicates that the beginning goes back even further than the existence of the earth.
Clouds or something are compulsory, yet not mentioned. But that's not the problem.
Yes they are mentioned and I already posted a scripture from Job showing that was the case. "Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?.............when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness." (Job 28:9)"
I did not just pull the idea out of thin air.
I believe I have pretty much answered the assertion that God created the universe and the heavens in Gen 1:1. I recognise that your position is sophisticated and cunning, but the devil is in the details, which you have quite obviously ignored again.
Quoting random opinions in Proverbs, Pslams, Job and talking about Alaska, does not mean that the author of Genesis knew what he was talking about. In no way was a coherent picture of the universe, like you are trying to depict, divined from the scriptures. Instead, they came up with stories about the Earth being on pillars, and the world ending in an abyss, towards the north. You selectively quote Job, when you are not even sure if he is talking figuratively at the time.
When God creates light in Gen 1:3
 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
 And God saw the light, that it was good
: and God divided the light from the darkness.
This is a cosmological statement. You can tell, because God admires his creation. It does not make sense to say that he admired the fact that a bit more light made its way down to the "surface" of an Earth that had no form. If what you say is true, then light and dark was already created in the cosmos. Therefore Day and night were already created.
"Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?.............when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness." (Job 28:9)
You've even used the same elipsis, again, to avoid addressing what is in between your two statements.
It seems like you almost believe what you are saying, but sorry, there is no way I can read that text and go to your cunning contrivance.