What we should be arguing about is whether anyone has the right to decide what we should or should not be arguing about.But the class cannot split in two because of new rigs if your argument is correct as you have said the vast majority want to stay with class racing and will stay will ali rigs . If your correct all it would mean at worst is some 8’ rigs would have been sold into the uk for old gits like me to use py racing .
Don’t get me wrong I love strict one design boats, after all I am still sailing one ( just one with less vices ) .
BUT the Laser classes attitude ( summed up my most of your posts) to any kind of change however minor ( or inexpensive)to simply remove some of the laser vices is why I left the class after 20 years.
The bottom line is eventually all boats have to adapt/ change or die.
What we should be arguing about is the rate of change and how much change.
Not whether it should change at all .