Sorry, Dave, just one more comment, and that comment is aimed at bringing the focus back down to the level of individual anchors ....
I can control my actions, and you can control yours, but without an effort to help others make better decisions our collective experience suffers.
This is true enough as far as it goes, but your "solution" was to blame the guidebook. Perhaps Julie will start a MP section entitled Getting Down from the Trapps?
When I subdivided the Trapps section on MP, one of the goals was to use each new Area page to give an overview of descent options - to help others make better decisions. It sounds like at least Jeff found that useful.
We cannot solve the global problem(s), there is no such thing as consensus, and wringing hands about "kids these days" ain't gonna help, either.
All's I'm saying is: if you're going to chop Betty's or Baby's anchor in the name of greater good - consider DOING something (different!) to communicate options to folks as they arrive at a naked tree. Not on an all-anchors-everywhere basis, but on an as-needed basis. Like, at the Baby tree. Especially if you happen to have access to a laminating machine ....
Someone wiser than me once said: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
Now, back to individual anchors, I hope I'll get to Ursula this weekend. What's the new descent from Harvest Moon, now?