If I were the sole hunter on my property I would consider it too. On the other hand as I get older, I become less comfortable climbing straight up and down. Not sure why, I stay in shape and it isn't hard, it just makes me uncomfortable for some reason. That makes sense being able to hunt with your youngsters that way. To each his own, I have nothing against how anybody wants to set up. As long as they are safe, comfortable and happy that's all that matters.