Tom – yes I get your point. Also the reality is flights get overbooked, cancelled etc every day. That doesn’t make the Standard either.
However the fact also is few airlines would be foolish enough to try to split up returning honeymooners, leave people sleeping on the floor at Venice airport whilst the plane flies back to UK empty, have people sleeping in planes overnight, send aircraft into the air with the cowlings unfastened, cut costs in lounges whilst dressing it up as a response to feedback etc.
In that respect you get what you ask for.