Agreed that a structure “afflicted” by a specific form of aliasing called moire would present itself on a wavelet level different from that which it would have been on had it not been afflicted by moire, but I find it very unlikely that this would influence the residual layer in any significant way as we’re talking about sharpening artifacts and noise which would manifest on some wavelet levels (RT by default uses 7, McCap used 9) and not flow over onto the residual in a way which would make the technique void.
I may be wrong about this but I haven’t found that to be the case yet. There’s a reason I asked for a demonstration.
Source image, no sharpening, wavelets off:
Ridiculous sharpening to cause aliasing and noise:
Wavelet levels enabled using @McCap’s values, showing only the residual image:
Ridiculous sharpening disabled, no difference to image worth caring about:
All the sharpening artifacts are limited to the first 4 levels, this shows level 5 with ridiculous sharpening enabled:
Level 5 with ridiculous sharpening disabled, barely any difference already at this level:
@McCap your final result looks great!