Actually you're wrong, not intrested in cutting corners. Part of reason I chose my current employer is because we have the resources to not cut corners.
So you don't think there are things helicopters could do that they are not doing now? See, your viewpoint is exactly what bothers me. The point that we don't know what all those things are is the reason we need to still tinker. We need to allow operators who see a need come up with new ideas to try to get it done.
My feeling is if you had your way, we'd just keep on trying to focus on the work we already have and just not loose it. I'd rather free up people to figure those things out even when it is finding a new idea not yet knowing what problem it will solve. I'm sure that the guys that pioneered sling loads, NVG flying, fire torches, wire pulling, right of saws, fast rope, instrument flying etc, etc, didn't sit around wondering why we need more innovation. They were interested in an adventurous life of finding new work methods and new equipment to get stuff done and make this world a better place to live.
Could we do utility work at night, fight fires in high winds, transport medical patients in a special pod, capture criminals without lethal force, turn back flood waters by dropping lighweight barries, spray cities to stop specific diseases? I don't know, but it is hard to find out when everytime tries, they run into regulators who require spending huge sums of money ahead of time or a general culture that seems to say, go ahead and try, but if it doesn't work out were going to call you stupid and dangerous even though we've never had the guts to try.
I prefer to live in a society full of tinkerers and people who try to find ways to do stuff better, apparantly many others prefer a society that focuses on making every thing safe as a 1st priority. Hopefully there remains room for both of us