Privacy versus Anonymity
Internet anonymity is almost akin to wearing a burka or a ski mask.
Privacy does not require anonymity. Privacy the public not knowing. Anonymity is nobody knowing.
Privacy is something people historically have had going back centuries. Anonymity that few people used to have until most of the population moved to large cities. Even then we lived in communities where everyone knew us. Only transients had anonymity.
Replacing anonymity with privacy would mean less desire to monitor us because there would be less criminal activity on the internet.
Replacing anonymity with privacy would mean less cyber crime because cyber criminals could be more easily tracked and arrested by police.
It is the blanket monitoring of everyone by the NSA, GCHQ, etc. that I most hate.
I think I would give up my internet anonymity in exchange for privacy of a sort where a judicial order would be required to lift my internet aliases to reveal my legal name.
Just think fewer DDoS attacks, fewer viruses, fewer trojans, and less phishing emails -- not zero DDoS attacks, viruses, trojans and phishing emails, fewer. And improved odds of the culprits being found and prosecuted.
That is my current thinking. But again, the sort of privacy where a judicial order would be required to breach my anonymity. Anything easier just leaves us all open to Doxing and dirty tricks by bureaucrats.