Power curve. That's all that's important. Torque as some sort of different phenomenon is an invention of journalists, because they are, you know, like dumb. You cant change a torque curve without changing the power curve as they are related by a fixed constant.
Sorry off hobby horse, you are quite right.
Throttle response is a very difficult thing to nail as well as constant running at less than 10% throttle. Heck knows I've spent an age and still not happy. Better tools would help. Trying to do it and meet emissions must be a nightmare