There are a few mis-assumptions in the description above which I’ll work through , hopefully to help you understand the process a bit better (notwithstanding the glitches above, which I’ve already reported).
The outline view, regardless of whether to choose/need to view it is the underlying stored structure of your document. A container is a map with children. A single map shows the children of a single (outline) container. If any of the children is itself a container, its map icon shows a ‘viewport’†. By default a note’s map icon shows just the title ($Name). Originally, this was the only text shown on the icon: subtitles and showing note $Text came later.
The note’s $Text, if displayed, as per the above, if shown regardless of the note being selected. Thus if you start from the premise that you should normally see no/little note $Text in map icons, unless you reconfigure them, the display may make a bit more sense.
Currently, if there is enough room—i.e. the map icon area is large enough, some or all of the note’s $Text is drawn. So it’s less “pulled in” but drawn if there is space, remembering that originally $Text was never drawn and indeed you can turn off if you find it distracting.
† The viewport thus show notes that are grandchildren of the current map’s container, but only those descended from a particular child. IOW, the child’s viewport show’s only its own children and not those of its siblings, which will have their own viewports as appropriate. Within the viewport map, container items do not show a further viewport. This A viewport only extends visibility (of some map features) a further level down.
Lastly, if you do get stuck, do ask here, and your fellow users will try and get you sorted out.