I agree. When things get too complicated it ceases to be fun.
last winter an accident happen. Things have been complicated in the wild. The climber died. I wrote talking of some element of safety like the one of knowing the rope and what happen during a fall. A relative was insult and I was advise by the administrator that it was not the appropriate moment to discuss safety.
here an example about knowing the theory. In the pass, many people use figure eight to belay, even if it is wrote in the instruction of the device that it was not for belaying. So, the information gave by the company and the information gave by guy like the one who wrote on the forum, bring many people to use the figure eight every where (today, it is the atc).
On a forum, it is time to discuss about safety and gave as much information that we can, so the people will be able to take there own decision. If you don't know the theory, and just throw advice without being able to justify it, always remember that the guy who will follow your advice can died, and he can be one close to you.
keep it simple, doesn't mean keep it easy: don't work to understand the theory. Some climber gather the theory by practice, climbing and guiding every day, and they are very good. some other had a theorical approach. But safety is a lot of job. The easy way is to follow advice without understanding, but there is a risk.