With the crashing of the PCTA permit server, it's now official. The PCT is now the AT West. Hordes of hikers, trail angels to cater to their every need, illegal campfires and TP everywhere, and a permit system. It looks like even the ADZPCTKO has collapsed under the weight.
Life is change though, live it, or live with it. Back in 1989 I ran into the Herd at Cajon Pass. All five of them. Now there were 2000 permits requested the first day applications were accepted!