It kinda does solve a lot of problems.
I mean, I hate nat just like the next guy. But you won't get anywhere by declaring it doesn't solve anything. You'll be just like gaia idiots screaming before the capitol to get America off oil, not realizing they're basically asking America to cut it's economy by 95% or more. Not going to happen (and it's a *good* thing we don't honor such requests)
NAT is a beautifully simple solution. And it is possible to modify just about any protocol to work with nat. I fear nat and ipv4 may be here to stay.
Certainly converting RIPE, APNIC and AFRINIC over to ARIN rules would give us another 10 years easily. Saying "an IP will cost you $0.01 per year" will get us another 100 years.
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