Still don't see what it is that people find so distasteful about dressing up. Surely people wash & shave before dinner, do hair, change clothes too.. so why not put on something more than a tee shirt & jeans? Or maybe some don't do this & want to just go right in to eat?
The main problem I have is cruise lines rules, why on earth have a formal dress code that only applies to the MDR & even then nobody respects it but nothing is said...waste of time.
Respect, enforce, uphold or drop the whole thing, one or the other, the worst option is a rule that nobody respects because it is ignored by both sides.