Well, I will not be sucked further into this microscopic minutia. To each their own as D&D allows. That said, patience is also a virtue except for the entitled. Adios.Anyways, before I derail the thread even worse:
Player elimination on boardgames isn't really comparable to character death in DnD. For DnD the real question is "how long before you can get back into the game?" which varies a lot between games - even within a single edition.
The conventional wisdom here is: the longer it takes to get back into the game, the more it sucks to be removed from play. And since character death =/= character loss, it can be shorter than making a new character. And there are other variables (ie how stupid <-> satisfying you felt the death was) which can vary a lot as well.