Maybe it has to do with my rank on Main, but I reson just as plusNick, only exactly opposite.
I go on Choko to play with limited resources, no fly, and eating lots of chicken. If I just want to relax and build stuff I naturally do that on Main. Choko is survival, that kinda implies that one should try to survive. If there's no trying and just a mindless grind of killing off the night creatures it feels kinda useless to have to deal with hostile mobs in the first place. I want to struggle for my survival to feel the accomplishment of getting stuff done despite the cruelties in the Minecraft world. The fact that hostile mobs doesn't do block damage is far more handicap in itself. Let's give it a try guys. If it doesn't work out I'll help the beginners to rebuild their wealth. I have 15 diamond blocks just sitting around.
Dont hate on me but im nutral. I do agree with nick in saying its a time for NORMAL minecarft, but hard just makes it that much more fun. There are pros and cons to both sides but as for me im not voting.
seeing as im pretty bad at minecraft in general i vote to keep it at whatever its at right now (which i believe is normal) but if you make it hard i wont really mind, there will just be more <MonochromePony> died in some stupid fashion messages in chat and logs xD