"Seeing complex numbers as an upgrade to our number system, just like zero, decimals and negatives were."
Yes indeed. The complex plane system did not fall out of the sky. It was invented to help solve the real problem of equations that contained negative roots.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.