Count me as one who is strongly in favor of keeping track of deleted countries. I figure it's my life's work as a Dxer and it's also interesting to see how the political landscape has changed over the years.
I agree - mainly because the Honor Roll is just like a grading curve of sorts - its the "numerical top ten". This means you pretty much have to have deleted entities, right?
A reader of my blog told me that at one point, the DXCC powers that be floated an idea to "expunge" entities that no longer exist - as if they never existed. Someone had proposed to get rid of the deleted idea.
But I have not been able to figure out how that could work.