Read only should be discontinued completely, especially for spouses of general authorities. These are impossible to update and continue to spread outdated/wrong info.
I disagree - but I can't respond (your post says read only ... Jk). ...
I agree that a profile should have correct information input.
Once it has that correct information - then it should be marked read only because it never needs to change again - from correct to incorrect.
I believe this is especially true for near relations/generations - for which one is probably more likely to have knowledge/records with correct information. Consider your own profile - if you input everything you wished to appear (except maybe death and burial) - what vital records would need to change? There might be some sources ... But of I enter my own memories (which shouldn't change but clouds seem to have problems) - others could enter their memories/sources - but really the vital records shouldn't change and should be 'sufficient' for my own unique profile.
IF contributors to the tree recognized these Ideas - and we're careful not to mix up/merge/destroy good data with worse/incorrect - then I would have no problem with the Tree being fully open edit. But I believe there are so many mixed up people profiles that read only is the only path to protect some profiles - or more generally submit any profile for such status (that is what I'd like). So to the contrary - I believe read only should be expanded and not done away with.
Who knows ... Between our opposing views ... Maybe the current state is ok. I'd just really love to protect some profiles that are 'sufficiently complete' by marking them read only. And by the way - you can request to edit a read only profile from FamilySearch - you just need to explain/give them the data that needs changing ... And wait ... Maybe it will change.
There are at least two problems with these read-only records. Firstly, FamilySearch appears to apply the status arbitrarily. Secondly, once locked, an administrator needs to carry out the necessary work to ensure the "preserved" details are accurate.
I don't think FamilySearch is ever going to make all IDs open-edit (especially those relating to Church leaders), but there definitely needs to be a review of the current way the whole issue is being handled.