Setting up a custom hud based on screen-scraping is a pretty big task. Also there would be far more money to be made by making it public and selling it, look at DriveHud for a somewhat similar example.
I think a fair compromise would be to wait on a hud that's a bit more mobile-friendly. Phones/tablets are getting more and more powerful, and hud software is getting more lightweight/efficient. I don't mind playing without a hud, and if someone wants to go through a ton of work and then risk being banned and/or losing their roll for illicit software then just lol...with that caliber of logic they surely shouldn't be much of a threat at the high stakes.
Since you and many others think huds are a massive advantage in tournaments, gimme some decent odds on playing a significant sample of sngs profitably without a hud against 8 others who are allowed to use them.
Also there's other software and such that's far worse of a threat to poker players than screen-scraping huds and micro-stakes bots that are of only mediocre skill at best, but it's better to not mention all the particular stuff publicly...we can only hope security is/remains competent here. This is actually where huds and player vigilance are a huge benefit. But that requires hard evidence (which is mostly only possible with hh/huds) and none of the tinfoil hat crap because that just drowns out legit inquiries. Let's not forget that AI experts are aiming for 6-max nlhe next, and then 9-max after that. Even if bots and all other illicit software-assistance can be 100% prevented all
of the time, just being able to train against nearly perfect opponents will bring the skill gap even closer...making rake the main winner. Think of the icm software and other training programs we have now, except on steroids lol
If you wanna settle it fast, get together and pay the DriveHud people to crank out a mobile hud since their software seems to be the most lightweight and suitable atm. Not shilling for them and I don't own their software even, but they just provide really good examples for this discussion and are also 2p2'ers who focus on US sites.
In short, yeah huds would be kinda nice but the cheating/screen-scraping thing is a bit overblown. I would guess that within 6-24 months we will start seeing hud software for mobile devices and then huds will be allowed. Those who wasted their time working out software to cheat will have missed out on most or all of the grinding anyway