1. It is very relevant to the conversation.Credentials prior to? Yes I've labeled my aircraft with my name, phone #, and AMA# for decades. That's totally irrelevant to this conversation. The majority of people here are hobby/recreational flyers and I don't think there are any "Credentials" for such endeavors.
One of my passions is sharing the awesome experience of flying R/C aircraft and has been such for over 3 decades now so "shutting out others" is about 180deg from the truth.
Acerage is totally irrelevant. If you want to fly an aircraft that weights less than 250gr, unable to fly autonmously out of control for miles, and unable to self stabilize, then you should be able to do that without any regulation because if you fit into ALL OF THE ABOVE you post no danger to the NAS. Anything short of that then you follow the law of the land as to ensure the SAFETY of the NAS. That's how we've done it for decades. . . .
2. The policies you support raises the barrier to entry
3. Please tell me why it is so important for the government to have me register a drone I wish to use for crops or for examining the perimeter of my property? Is that regulation going to benefit society as a whole...........NO!!! The regulations like this are basically illegal. Maybe you have forgotten why there was a Boston Tea Party situation. The exact same thing is occurring all over again isn't it? Please tell me how high a hex or octocopter is going to fly to survey land or irrigate crops?
You seem to think that the laws are the holy grail. If it is a law then it must be good