Champ, I can assure you that 99+% of climbers with two or three seasons of OUTDOOR experience under his/her belt is well aware of the difference between sport climbing and trad climbing. Give people some credit, man. I knew the difference my 1st year out and that is no way out of the ordinary.
For for MT, whatever happened to climbing the path of least resistance within a body length of the original path taken by the FA team? Making it harder than necessary is just being contrived and for most cases silly. I would think some self-proclaimed old traddie like Champ would have fully mastered this practice of efficiency.
And, as for epic resulting from not being able to get back on MT and Erect Direction, PLEASE, that happens practically every other weekend. Hardly news. Besides, it hardly constitutes a life and death situation for these two climbs.