Good analogy.I think:
- "Ne" acts like a magnet being attracted by ideas one after the other, the more connections, the bigger / faster the momentum.
Ideas are static so they don't move, it's the magnet (the subject) that comes to them (the object).
- "Ni" acts like a super strong magnet attracting entire systems / world views to it.
The magnet (the subject) doesn't move, it's the systems / world views (the object) that come directly to it ! The stronger the Ni, the deeper / bigger the (metaphysical) truths / catch.
Ne perceives ideas... Ni perceives entire systems of ideas...
Anyway, that's the way i "felt" / experienced both...