These rules you keep speaking of don't apply to any form of music that's been around since recording technology came into existence. Which is why there are no rules in any contemporary music. Please give an example of a musical era that actually had rules along with an example of one rule relevant to that era. Heck, just name one musical rule regardless of era.But you just made a rule that works -- that there are ALWAYS exceptions to the "known" rules -- otherwise those rules would be the rules "in their current form". In the science community, that scenario means the "current" model is too simple, and we lack all the information.
If music is indeed your forte, then there appears to be plenty of work to do. At the end of it -- will the rules be too complicated to apply? Maybe so.
And I do mean music rule, not a musical tendency. They're not the same thing. LOL, and 4/4 time ... is not a "music rule," that's known as a time signature, just FYI.