I just watched the MVM video with sound on and I have to say that maybe the reason the hard routes aren't going in is the free and easy attitude certain "pro" climbers have about nabbing other people's climbs. After talking with Andy at the Spot, my word to Joe and others who would like to coast along on other people's hard work--Is there any other phrase for bolting at Rifle?--is get on the stick and put in the effort and get the vision thing together. (Old school Rifle reference--props to Kurt Smith)
I've done a bunch of old projects around Boulder and nearly always got the bolter's permission except when it was obvious the route wasn't being worked on anymore or the equipper wasn't around. I've placed a fair number myself and all I can say is that climbing is way easier than bolting.
Andy, who by the way is going to college full-time, is probably investing 500 to 1000 bucks on these climbs, given time, parts and labor. Seems to me that climbers who have apparently nothing to do but climb for the camera should saddle up and get to work on setting the standard and definitely not hassle those who actually have put in the effort. Andy take as long as you need on your project, which will probably be the hardest in the canyon. And Joe, chuck a lap on Grand Ole Opry (likely 14c)while you're waiting for Andy to get done.