Well, I would also prefer having node aging in place earlier, rather than adding more temporary hacks which have to be removed afterwards. Also if this means waiting X (insert random number) more weeks until the next public test.
However I'm not 100% sure if a constantly up public net is even needed atm. Personally I would focus on 1) making it easier to spawn own private test nets (e.g. allow multiple vaults per hosts) and 2) including mutable data so we can develop against our private networks icluding this new data paradigm.
I mean, what's the point in investing resources into building a semi-stable public net which still uses an outdated auth flow (launcher) and outdated data structures?