That's only one of my points. I made it to show all the relevant texts can explicitly point to the same thing.The main subject of Prov 8 is wisdom, חָכְמָה. It's a quality of God personified in a wonderful poetic description, but is not directly analogous to the Logos. As such, of course it existed prior to creation, and can be described in the active sense of being "brought forth" or "possessed" קָנָנִי as God applies his wisdom to his various acts, including creation. BTW, none of this distraction of yours changes what "In the beginning" means at John 1:1.
You did not address the point about angels being present before the Ge 1:1 creation event. In your view where John 1:1 = Ge 1:1 that remains a problem.