you're right, it was in reply to you ;)
I generally play with folk that get emotionally involved in their character's well being anyway, and see Pendragon as brutal enough in general play that trying to mechanically leverage seems Cruel (+1) - the players are already traumatised by the loss of horses and family members in the winter phase and reasonably frequent deaths that can occur.
Withholding Glory awards doesn't sit well with me, but of course, I'm not saying you have to play the way I do! :)
I'm happy to play the game to the hilt and not pull punches, but tend to stay as a fan of the player knights and give rewards as they are due.