A little perspective here. I started riding riding Trials in the 90s, so I never learned to ride no stop. I've ridden a couple of AHRMA events which are scored as no stop. The way it's worked out there is that as long as the rider is trying to keep moving a five is usually not charged. So it really only prevents planned stops (which I use regularly in modern Trials since thats the way I learned) and resting in a section (which I also do). And it keeps the riders moving through the sections at a good pace.
Beaten paths are for beaten men.