Sure of course. I didn't bring that up as some kind of inviolable covenant or something-- I only mentioned it in reference to the idea that a couple people here were pushing that it's unreasonable or somehow wrong for people to overgear for older feats. Kind of a weird read on the whole situation imo. If you're getting into the weeds on reading feat descriptions in order to make the case that people shouldn't overgear then I would suggest that if those feats are not meant to be achieved by people overgeared for them, then the feats should specify that. Just like anything else, progression makes challenges less challenging. Someone who starts lifting weights might struggle with a certain bench weight but down the road, that same weight is made much easier to press. The same principle applies here with older feats-- people who put in the work to improve themselves, or in this case their characters-- should be able to enjoy the gains they made. Also, I'm really not understanding your statement about challenging feats becoming "trivial chores." If you pull back, all of gaming is ultimately about tasks or "work." That those tougher tasks be made less tough because people put effort into their characters does nothing to make those feats into "chores."