You know, if some of you would take the time to read carefully, and to understand just what it is you're reading, there'd probably be a lot less conflict between members in these forums.
Not everyone who books a flight is an aviation enthusiast. Matter of fact, we enthusiasts are largely out numbered when it comes to passenger figures. So, if the majority of passengers polled say they feel safer on a four engined aircraft as opposed to a two engined one, then, who are we as enthusiasts to argue. Sure, we all know that 2 can be better than 4 in certain applications, but, I'm sure there are trade-offs... just like in everything else in life.
So, if the man wants to buy 4 holers instead of 2 to please his (unenthusiastic) passengers, that's his business. Because in the end of it all, it's the "average joe" passenger who's paying his bills.... not aviation enthusiasts. So, please don't shoot the messenger.
Jerry Springer... er, I mean Tony