I can see your point. Maybe it is because those of us who have just recently been diagnosed, still remember how sick we were.
You know, it's so funny because even though I was diagnosed when I was 17 and I had been sooooo extremely sick (throwing up every morning, dropping down to barely 100 lbs from about 130 in maybe less then a month) I think I even forgot to what extent I was in pain, because I recently had a run in with gluten and I got so sick and the horrible horrible pain came back and i was like "oh my goodness, i can't believe this is what i was putting up with for all of my life." I didn't enjoy the vivid memories being brought back, but at the same time I think i needed that wake up call to show to me that being gluten-free really is a true blessing, so that I can function from day to day without worrying whether I'm close enough to a bathroom and if i'll be able to stay out for the night with my friends, and not have to skip out halfway through to go home and be doubled up in pain.
Okay sorry, that was kind of off the subject. I guess what I am trying to say though is that there are going to be times when it's really tempting to side step your diet, but the end result of it is not worth it at all.
I think it has also made me change my feelings a bit about the pill; if it is guaranteed that it will protect me from any harm gluten can do to my body, then yeah, maybe i'd take it once and awhile, but I'm not at all interested in being back in the shape I was for the first 17 years of my life.