I have been riding bikes for over 30 years, with at least 25 of those years using the 'bad system' as you put it??? Never had a problem with the 'bad system' myself.
I don't see the Rohloff system as the 'right direction', it's just a different direction that is very expensive, heavy and not the fail safe system that you claim it is.
So, 30 years without ever having a stick in your rear mech, a proper chain suck that ripped your mech off or broke your chain, a bend mech from rocky terrain or transporing your bike in a car/plane ....... I would buy a lottery ticket right now if I were you
Again, that's correct, I have never had a stick damage or bend a chain/derailleur, I have never had chain suck to the extent that it ripped off a derailleur, only removing a bit of paint, and I have never damaged a derailleur transporting my bike in a car.
However, I have had a chain snap, but that was fixed in a matter of minutes by replacing a link while out on the trails, it didn't require me to send the gear system back to factory to be fixed. I have also lost a pulley from a derailleur but that was my own stupid fault for not making sure the pulley bolt was tight enough after stripping & cleaning the mech
I bought a lottery ticket last night, but alas, I didn't win