Much as I hate to admit it - the Yanks have got it spot on - 250 below 10000 is about right. Yes we all like flying more quickly - its an interesting challenge of judgement and can save almost two
minutes - wow. BUT don't forget that we have paying customers
behind the cockpit door who do not appreciate the trials and
tribulations of fast and rushed approaches - I've sat in the back
on enough positioning sectors to know the difference ! Apart from anything else you never know what is going to appear just
as you come out of the bottom end of that piece of fair weather
Cu - a sensible speed gives just that little extra time not to mention capacity which one day you might be grateful to have on your side.
This is not the same argument has keeping up speed at ATC request to say localiser capture or the marker in order to sequence traffic.
As the Werther's advert used to say - 'and now I'm the grandad !' .....................................