Kuhn is pretty standard reading in any research-related degree, and that's what it is important, right? What the scientists think, as they are the ones dreaming up new theories.
I was surprised you said ..Although Lakatos argued against Kuhn’s thesis and proffered that change is more gradual, I am firmly in Kuhn’s camp and have built my new book on his theory. We as humans tend to need models to perceive “reality”, and especially in the world of scientific advancement and knowledge, I think models are indispensable. However, Kuhn’s theories have been a bit bastardized in non-scientific circles.
Who is even talking about him in non-scientific circles?
Also, there's a theory in psychology that relates to the couple-o-days ago post on the 3 houses. Structural alignment theory. The two similar houses make it much easier to note their differences as you can "align" their features easier. Even thought he oddball house is REALLY different, it is so different that it's not even considered in the evaluation. A fellow named Art Markman does research in this area (also a woman named Dedre Gentner).