Adam - you need to remember that dial restoration is purely aesthetic. I don't believe your fan analogy works as you're describing a moving part which is subject to significant stresses - the failure of which could potentially be dangerous or at best, cause some kind of damage. If you can achieve an aesthetically pleasing, long lasting solution that allows you to continue to use the watch - then why not do it?
I truly don't understand the apparent resistance to the restoration methods described here - if done well.
Why have you assumed that the dial hasn't been removed because of some perceived difficulty?