There could be smart ideas as well. There is nothing wrong in exploring.
I am a big proponent of exploring and also of "smart ideas".
I am not in favor of looking firstly at ease of implementation, but rather in providing a good long-term solution. These are often quite different and incompatible. . .
Probably i should not protest too much - i have been hired many times to re-do something that was "thrown in" the easiest way possible and after the frustration of dealing with the shoddy performance, the organizations decided to bring in someone to re-implement. . .