Blueheaven covered most of my thoughts but just a couple of observations on your reply.
The lottery winners at Patrick were only ever interested in helping on the youth and infrastructure side they didn't want money going towards the playing budget. They were keen not to have the club living outside their means which is exactly the same approach Saints go by.
Inverness isn't a wee city, it's bigger than Perth and the reason they struggle with fans stems from the old firm strong hold which took hold when Caley were in the Highland league. These days they struggle for the exact same reasons as Saints.
County will probably have bigger crowds than us this season but they will also have a bigger playing budget as they are bankrolled by a multi millionaire. If he left they wouldn't go the same way as Gretna but they would have to control the playing budget.
The Browns have said they don't invest any money and that is why we run on a self sufficient basis. Who knows if they would ask for money if they sold it, the hands it lands in woul be more important to them.
As Blueheaven queried, which clubs in Scotland have benefited from rich investors? Not many. You can't even look at Celtic as that is a whole different ball game.