Remember. There are several forum members who think the AR is a good thing
I don't think anybody would claim that antler restrictions are perfect. There will obviously be exceptions to the rule that prevent a hunter from harvesting an animal that "should" be taken. Neither of these bucks definitely need to taken out of the herd because they are both 1.5 years old.
With that said, though, I wouldn't say ARs are a good thing - I'd say they are a VERY good thing.