There was nothing stopping anyone (app devs or community members) from putting up a stable test network, as I have shown at no extra monetary cost. The reasons for their failing to do so are neither technical nor economic ones.
With just one droplet, it is perfectly stable once the operator of that droplet learns to avoid missteps. With two or more hard-coded contacts in the config, even that wouldn’t be an issue.
I never deliberately crashed it; the goal has always been to make it stable, and it has been for several days now.