No. We can’t.
I appreciate bounties for what they are to me: A largely optional break from Grifting and rifting. I would guess that they occupy less than 5% of my time playing D3.
And I generally enjoy that time. I enjoy making bounty builds and experiencing a different set of difficulties and game mechanics.
I also enjoy playing them as a party. It’s fun to race through them and try to be the fastest player. It’s fun when someone finds a rainbow or treasure portal. It’s fun to have a little bit of chaos in the game, nubs and flubs and all. There are also a few times where several players have to team up to beat a challenge.
There are a few bounties that could be tighter. A couple of them have a lot of down time or times when you don’t have an opportunity to make game play choices. Some need a difficulty pass or two.
I don’t really agree with your disdain for the quasi area clearing quests. It sounds like a build deficiency to me. In a party, it’s not a big deal to skip the quests you don’t want to do, assuming you aren’t hogging the more desirable bounties.
I don’t really care about the solo purists’ myriad complaints about bounties. It takes longer solo and your choice to play that way absolves me of any sympathy. Deal with your karma.
Is that your argument?