Yes it would seem that making the event adult only might get the sherriffs to lighten up and stop censoring art and behavior. I wouldn't have a problem with this.The event is above the radar now. The only way to change things is try to find a similar experience at a much smaller event, or change society. Or, I hate to say it, make it an adults-only event - the local sherriffs get a lot of play out "protecting the children".
However, the thousands of parents who attend might. I think most of us have heard in one medium or other, oppose the adult only idea. Also the organizers have come out very publicly with stand the BM is a family friendly event. I wonder that they will ever change their minds on this.
I'm not that emotionally invested in the issue. I am no longer part of an adult theme camp. I don't create large art installations for the playa. I don't participate in behavior that's likely to get much notice from LE. However, I am saddened that the event is becoming more and more like a corporate theme park. Unavoidable I guess as the numbers grow.
If we continue on the same path, the event will become less and less about diverse expression. That I have no doubt of. I am curious what people are willing to do to slow down that process. Fortunately I am in an area that has lots of regional events. Not everyone in the world is so fortunate. Ideally I would like others to have an experience similar to the ones I've had years ago. Perhaps I'm a dreamer.