I too appreciate all the work done by, well, whoever does all that work!
At the same time, I am a bit concerned about the dumbing down I see all over the shore. I am thinking of the log ride, and one spot on floppy bunny, and various spots on Baden Powell on Fromme. Little pieces here and there that I couldn't initially ride but eventually built up the balls/familiarity/skills to master them. Kinda sucks to see those disappear, it removes the chance to reinforce progress made and the feeling of satisfaction of clearing things that once shut me down.
But then I can think of a lot of dumbing-up that has been done, like all the elevated stuff on Pipeline - I will probably never even attempt them, beyond the walk-overs I've done. Nice work though.
We need to be careful about having all the intermediate stuff being either rounded down, or rounded up - leaving a big bland swath in the middle. For the old dudes like me who aren't looking for big air but are looking for challenges - the "north shore cross country" set.
But as long as that is kept in mind, I am seeing lots of nice work on the Shore, and even if I don't like the specific changes (it is pretty amazing how we can remember each rock, root, and log on these trails!), the effort and goals are good. Thanks Matt!