hora my main gripe is your attitude about areas that are shit up, akin to it's damaged already so sod it i will ride there because i have traveled.
No. Take it within context, on that thread you (in your usual style) said the OP shouldn't go up there.
In my opinion you can stop the odd rider however mbr, dirt etc will actively promote the trails UKwide, (to a lesser extent) same with vgraphics route guides etc.
Then there are the factors that you can't control, reems of DofE, walkers 7 days a week- all with lovely grippy-thick penetrating soles that (IMO) can be far worse than a tyre that rolls through.
I like that path over WLT- its flat to climbing slightly and its just techy enough so that you have to concentrate not to dab.
My point on that thread was resigned to the inevitable. The undesignated trail nearby- I remember one mid-week a school part of 30 from a school in Essex where sliding/scrambling up there. On a forum you can put off the odd rider but its a very popular place thats open access 24hours/365 days a year and the walkers may whinge but they are one of the reasons why the paths are deteriorating..