This is getting silly - Seve had it right, there should be a max loft on wedges. I'd suggest 56deg.
I have a 60deg LW, but can't hit it consitently.
Loads of people say this, but just using your post as an example.
Why should there by a maximum loft??
On one hand you get the club golfers whingeing that they can't use a lob wedge "because it's too difficult" but on the other hand they then say that higher lofted wedges should be banned "because they make it too easy".
Need to make your mind up guys!
I think players should be free to use whatever lofts they want, if they want to sacrifice a longer club for a 64, 68 degree club then they will live and die by that decision.
I'm coming at this from a pro golf angle. Yes, us mere mortals find it harder to hit lofted wedges, and for a pro to hit one consistently suggests an element of skill. However, given that a pro should be capable of hitting a 60 or 64 deg consistently, would you not say that it makes the short game a little easier than it used to be - is it not easier to flip a LW shot over a bunker than open up the face on a SW?
Or, would you argue that such clubs are necessary, as modern pro event pin positions are more severe tha they used to be?
Taking your last point a little further, perhaps the answer is to reduce the number of clubs allowed to 13? For us amateurs, I think that would have little impact - I'd guess there are many that don't carry 14, and there are ofte stories about players heading out with half a set and scoring better? Then, as you say, the decision to sacrifice a longer club for a lofted wedge becomes more interesting.
It's a dichotomy, though - as a hacker, I'm looking to get all the help I can from my clubs. As a fan of pro tournament golf, I'd like to see the more creative players coming to the fore.