What a dumb thread...give it to some kid starting out in photography, I know I would have been happy if someone did that for me when I had no money and was starting out. EDIT: Now that I'm all grown up and money isn't an issue, people still give me their unwanted cameras...some of them I pass on to others and some of them I treasure and keep...I remember I picked up a bunch of old film cameras from a local art school and I only wanted one or two of them...but they said take all or take none. So I took them all, and I kept throwing the ones I didn't want in as freebies when I was selling other film gear...people absolutely loved it!
Destroying it is plain idiotic.
I won't pass judgement on its idiocy, but it's certainly wasteful when others can use the workable gear.