After going to a seminar held by John Muir (2nd Australian to climb Everest (2 times now); he's also done the South and North Poles unsupported and walked solo across Australia from South to North UNSUPPORTED-over 2000km!) and hearing him talk of the summit and seeingsome of his personal photographs on a big screen from the climb and the summit, a clear day, I cannot knock anyone who wants to climb it. If I had the money, I would probably train up as much as I could and get guided up it, though I would make sure I am pulling my weight. So I don't knock anyone who wants to do that.
What I dont like is the way many teams treat the mountain. I dont mind the buddhist prayer flags, etc, but the rubbish, old pro, ropes, etc left everywhere on the climb is rather shameful. I would make it a mission of mine, however I was to climb it, to make sure we didnt add to the mess.
I say go for it if you want it.
For the record I dont wouldnt give any real credit to anyone who has been guided up such a peak though-I beleive anyone can pay to do that. Its like claiming a sports star is a hero in my books when the real heroes are people who risk and give their lives for others. (Sorry its ANZAC Day here in Australia. Lest we Forget).