I agree. It's interesting how often engineers get blamed for the things that are done to vehicles.Automotive engineers (despite appearances, sometimes) aren't stupid - they don't put parts on a car just to annoy you. There's a reason every single item is there.
Can't speak for the aftermarket items, but the factory pan uses Dzus fasteners on all but the single front 10mm nut. Originally designed for aviation use, they're 1/4 turn on or off. Doesn't get much faster or easier than that.I might look into getting an aftermarket if it has some sort of fasteners that make it easy to get the pan on and off.