Jannette: I have found hit men are actually getting cheaper these days.
But seriously we went through a time when ego was getting involved with climbing and people were pulling pins. A person died as a result.
After one has climbed awhile the point becomes one of trying not to set the risks that others feel they have to take. The down side is just too large. Furthermore doing this flies directly in the face of what climbing is.
We do have a responsibility for each other.
Someday we may reach a point where people come to agreement as to how to manage protection.
When that agreement has been fashioned I can see coming a time when carefully chosen routes can be restored to their original condition.
It will be a very exciting rebirth.
But only after the consensus has been solidly put in place.