I don't particularly care if you think I'm not a "true" trad climber if I choose to project some routes on toprope.
if you don't care...why don't you post this thread on the sport section!!!! You just want that the people think that they most do sport and after try trad.
As a trad climber, I like to do crack in the wood. Maybe the crack is going to be stronger than me and I will lost, maybe I will train enought to have the skill to onsight it. It is the reason why I don't try it actually. I have a chalenge just to talk about it, try8ing to see me on the cliff climbing it. I just have a little information by webster book red some time ago and I just feel all the sensation to walk to the cliff to do it. Ounce you try it, onsight is impossible.
Great diedral at poko is more at my level. I can't onsight it actually because I did the first pitch whit one of my friend. He wanted to bail after the first pitch and I was in the obligation to bail. But still. I never be in the second pitch and it look amasing.
If you ask your question in the sport section, you will have the same answer with the same person. Except that working a route is an ethic very normal in sport... It is not the ethic of trad. Trad climber like to do a route bottom up.
I don't say don't climb it or don't do it...I don't even say that it is cheating. I just say that it is a sport ethic and it is not because most sport climber don't make a distinction that the distinction doesn't exist.