I was following, to some extent, the discussions on rockclimbing.com and am one of those people not too concerned about the pieces being loaded sequentially rather than simultaneously, especially at the Gunks.
'Cause the Gunks is different?
I thought from the tone of the original post that some kind of real world accident had ensued which might cause me to re-evaluate my position. As long as it's still just geeks arguing equations, I'm OK with what I'm doing.
IIRC, the fatal fall on Tahquitz a couple of years ago was likely due to the sequential loading and subsequent failure of 3 cam placements. I do not remember if a cordelette was involved.