anything but ‘blunt’. They had developed a very sophisticated multi disciplinary system to attack targets, even altering the weapons loads and types to maximise destruction depending on the main building types to be hit.When you say " smash cities across the Reich at will", doesn't that sound barbarous. There was no need to "smash cities". By the start of 1945, Germany was already doomed to eventual military defeat.
What the RAF should have have done, was speed up the military defeat, by attacking the remaining German Armed Forces, and their supplies. Not by "smashing cities" in some kind of unnecessary and vengeful blood-lust.
As for your reference to the RAF being a "finely-honed" strategic weapon, may I suggest that it wasn't that at all.
Rather, it was a very blunt instrument, wrongly deployed to bomb civilians. Instead of bombing the German synthetic oil refineries.
Of course all this has been pointed out many times before.
Short of an A Bomb, an RAF 1000 bomber raid was the most destructive weapon in the Allies arsenal.