I cannot get mine through the building department, let alone an inspector. Not worth pissing him off was my installers opinion since they have seen this requirement more than once.There are currently only a few reasons why it must be the "Bladed AC Disconnect" I had to rate your post funny because of the AC Disconnect fetish again. It was the same when PV first came through, we had AC and DC disconnects everywhere. However, breakers are a means of AC disconnect, the code is mostly clear on this.
As solar matured, the Bladed AC Disconnects went away in almost all cases. When you have a building inspector that is requiring one, just ask for a code reference.