"[Objections] are part of the nature of the very conservative society we live in. When new ideas come up they are scrutinised for perfection. If that perfection is not found, they are rejected for the status quo, which if scrutinised in the same way would fare much worse."
I saw this quote in a newspaper article about the pros and cons of changing UK time to match the Western European mainland, but applicable widely beyond that, I think. The quote is from Dr Mayer Hillman, author of a number of clock-change studies over nearly 30 years.