Yes, I've see a bit of this happening too. Tree damage from getting clotheslined by 800mm bars looks to be trend.We use to have very tight trails that were only a spade width or 2 wide. There were trees that you could not get 700mm bars through. These trails where an awesome challenge and most of them are now 1m wide and the trees are cut.
That would drive me crazy.But by far the worst is the fucktard painting yellow lines down big rock rolls to indicate their line choice.