True it has never been about birds, turtles or anything but ORV access for you all.
You mentioned "managed" access earlier, and I think this is where the fundamental difference exists.
The local and National Beach Access Community believes there is a better, reasonable calculus to balancing Public Lands access and preservation. We have been working, praying, opining, commenting and, in some cases, litigating for reasonable, fair and open access for citizens to our Public Lands at CHNSRA. At each turn, the Community feels ignored and set aside.
Simply disparaging those whose considered thoughts and personal experiences are different from yours gets none of us anywhere, but only furthers the divide between what is right, reasonable, science-based and fair.
As you stated, this is not about birds, turtles or anything [else]. I agree, and believe that any reasonable person would believe the same. It is about reasonable, Free and Open access to our Public Lands, and trusting the NPS and DOI to balance important historical and cultural rights with current realities.
I submit that the current Rule is not right, reasonable, science-based and fair, nor compliant.