I have to admit that I have done just p1 after work mid-week and liked that I could rappel instead of down-solo or climb to the GT.
Then it would be even better if a rappel line was left on the anchor so you wouldn't have to drag that up with you.
I don't understand your point Rich. Are you implying that I had to drag up a rappel rope to rappel? I use my lead rope to rappel.
My guess is that the point you are making is that I am using the anchor for convenience and that anchors should not be placed for the ease of descent but only as a necessity. I don't want to put words in your mouth, but is that your point? I am trying to see things from your perspective.