Does Visualforce Cache Setting Affect Session Management?

A little clarification to my point 1 above. The cache problem with table data only impacts if we have “Load Model data on page load” ticked on for the model. If that’s off, and we use our snippet to run updateData when the tab shows (using Zach’s approach here: https://community.skuid.com/t/lazy-load-models), then we’re not affected by the caching because the data is being requeried. So this actually works fine for us now.

But I’m still very curious about point 2, and to understand any best practices around setting the cache on a Visualforce/Skuid page.