If you've ever been here (NL) for some time you won't ever dare saying the above again. Yes, experimental aviation here is a lot safer. Because people can't fly new designs or modifications. Why don't we ground them altogether. That's even safer... The government both here and in the US has a bad track record. If they'd do what you would suggest (common sense measures that increases safety) the negative attitude wouldn't be justified. But they've persistently shown not to and pick useless measures. Just come look here to see where you guys will be in a few decades. Impossibly expensive and utterly over-regulated. What would be far better is if the EAA would harshly lobby against new regulations and try to impose those recommendations (from the NTSB) herself. That way you can keep the common sense part and grouping together with some insurers it would be fairly easy to enforce as well. Not willing to do a rigorous test flight program? Fine, your insurance bill just went up 10K.