It wouldn't be THAT bad ... Unless you are a person like me, who would prefer to have their gear kept free of paint, as that is one of the reasons I've switched to airsoft. I don't like having to take an hour to clean off all of my gear after a skirmish, and I would especially be in a "touchy" mood if my gun was splatted with paint. ... But that's just my .02 on the whole matter of paintballs, sorry ... If this is de-railing this thread too much, feel free to delete
"We the unwilling, led by the unqualified, have been doing the unbelievable for so long, with so little, we now attempt the impossible with nothing!" - Anonymous
As much as people complain about it, ricochet does add realism to this game. Real bullets ricochet. That's why soldiers going through "Military Operations in Urban Terrain" (MOUT) training are told to be cautious of walls and not stay too close to them. As someone shoots along a wall, any rounds that deviate into the wall will ricochet off it and keep travelling more or less along that wall. It's sort of like bowling with the gutter bumpers up, neh? This effectively makes even rounds that would have missed in open terrain a threat, as they are re-directed in a more useful direction.
Additionally, there are situations where shooters are trained to use ricochet to their advantage. Shooting at targets using a vehicle for cover is a perfect example: the best way to inflict casualties is to actually shoot under the car. You aim at the pavement about halfway under the vehicle and let the ricochet do the rest.
So unless someone is really abusing the ricochet rules (shooting around multiple corners, etc), I think they are fine as written.