What you say is all fair enough, I have never advocated that loud pipes save lives, and it may be hard to believe given what I have said but I dont actually endorse loud pipes.
I have tried to explain that I accept that the pipe is loud, and try to act responsibly.
I dont rip through built up areas with the sound "turned up" if you get my drift, yes I give it some on the open road, but I try and show some respect / restraint in urban areas, or where there are people or animals.
There are much louder bikes out there.
Might see if I can do something over winter, yes, I would like a quieter pipe, but I dont want to mute the performance, afterall what is the use of a big bore motor if you cant use it.
So in principle I actually agree with what you say no matter how paradoxical my actions appear, but for the time being the loud pipe stays, and I shall carry on trying to be as sociable as possible.