Yes, I agree. Only an "essentialist" would make a distinction between the thought object and the material object. On what grounds? For me, the difference between expectation/fantasy and experience is that they the first seems incomplete in comparison to the other; but for me, this incompleteness is due to poor training (and poor use of imagination/fantasy) and not some other, inherent distinction as you seem to suggest. Do you ever get lost in dreams, thinking they are "real"? Have you ever studied productivity advice and study skills, how one should "visualize" being successful? Ie. painting in one's imagination the situation of when one wins, all the sights, sounds, smells, feelings in the body, ... everything.