I could not disagree with you more. all compliant helmets are not equal in features or safety. Helmet A may barely pass the Snell requirements meeting the minimum requirements. Helmet B may far exceed the requirements and be a better, safer helmet if it is ever needed. I have had different helmets of the same snell certification and some have been far stiffer than others or weigh less (weight is a big factor for youth helmet safety not just a cool bragging right). Then there are the SFI standards that are perfectly legal also however SFI requires no third party testing, it is all self certification. You can say that is just fine but I have more faith in my snell rated helmet than a self certified SFI rating.