Re: Security is hard
> It is quite hopeless, but removing a valuable indicator just because 85% don't pay attention means that the 15% that do will have to do without.
I would argue that it is unimportant as to how many notice that it was there. Rather, it only matters how many of those 15% of people would notice that was is later missing, and of those tiny fraction of 15%, how many of those would consequently avoid the site after noticing.
I would also argue a direct negative of EV is that same process introduces delays in reissuing a cert that you need to revoke.