I'll add a couple thoughts here as well:
The rock is extremely poor in quality. Discolorations in the rock in the photos is due to the fact that we shed many loose flakes and edges. Pins or traditional gear wasn't an option. Both Will and I are versed in the art of pounding iron and if it could have gone that way, we would gladly have done it. When natural gear was available, as Will mentioned above, it was used. Dubious, I might add.
Short routes requires closer spaced gear in order to be made safe; the same was done here. Needless decking and injuries in the attempt to be macho on an 18 foot curtain seems a bit silly. Bolder climbing can be had elsewhere in the Valley.
I guess I am surprised that you feel this accent has sullied your climb 25 years ago. Sorry about this. The sport is changing. It's inevitable. We try to do the best as climbers with what we have but pleasing everyone is impossible.
As for the poking at us about glory hogging, being a "dedicated" or "real" climber, neither of us have sprayed about this. I think we both have this climb clearly in perspective - a fun day between friends and not a monumental first "mixed" accent. I've said it before - most of what people think is rad today has been done many years ago and often in better style on poorer equipment. If Al is excited about it and chooses to talk about it or post photos, great! I hope others will enjoy this route safely in any condition, which is now possible.
Lastly, the debate between "new school" and "old school" is silly. My climbing history goes back to the 70's, Will's the 80's. We're not trying to make waves, names for ourselves, etc. We're fired up about climbing, enjoy all of it's facets, and like to share the enthusiasm with others.