OK, we better take it down a notch here. This Forum is not about who has bigger "balls" and longer "manhood".
Why? Because, dear Luke, you and I were never and shall never be as bold or as accomplished as many of the people who participate in this Forum, both actively or just reading (and laughing).
LL, I think the fundamental point of contention is your insistence to pigeon-hole every climber as a "sport" climber, "trad" climber, or "boulderer"?
Well, if you meet enough people (who have progressed beyond beginner level) and visited enough places, you will come to realize a significant portion of the climbing community can do all three all competently and safely while not being a true specialist in any of them. I am willing to bet there are over a hundred climbers in NE and NY combined who can regularly and safely onsight trad .10+, sport .11+, and V5. Nationwide, I think there are hundreds upon hundreds who can regularly and safely onsight trad .11+, sport .12+, and V7. How would you classify these people? Are you scared of them?
About safety, there are lots of stuff to consider even before one puts one's hand on the first handhold. And you do not talk about these at all!
Like consider wearing a helmet while climbing and belaying. Think twice about being directly below a party above. Avoid areas known to have newly loose rocks in the Spring or after heavy rain. Have a small circle of reliable and safe partners. Oh, while we are on this, I happen to think tackling The Nose with someone you have never really climbed with from Camp 4 is one of the silliest, if not extremely unsafe, things to do in climbing!!