After reading the whooooole topic (and having fun with it xP ) have something to say :P
Archers have always been a long-range shooter class, at any game u can get to play, but skills have been designed for a reason, and AS and MS have been in there since the beginning, no matter what u say about it. Canceling a skill for a complete class, even if they are just a few, is not fair at all, no matter the purpose, that cannot be called a solution.
Even if AS is the most used skill by cheaters, is not the only one. Auto Heal, Light Feet, Nova, all those skills have been part of cheating, sometimes even combined. So, if they can be used as a potential cheat, shouldn't we delete them as well? no way! (Besides, your so "original" suggestion has been done by so many before and never accepted...in fact, u can even use search button and look at some July-September 2008 topics about koxp and see it by yourself)
This is a game, and is true, should be for fun. Unfortunately, and u can say that, there's absolutely no free-cheat game, virtual or real, just face it. If the game isn't fun anymore for you, then u have the chance to leave, the chance to stay and hang on with it or just simply don't give a tiny rat's ass about it. Wiping archer's skills is not a solution, most of us (back when I was still playing) by using skill and strategy developed some ways to deal with it, and effectively, even with no top gear (miss my chitin +7 T_T ).
There u go, if u have fun, stay and keep on, face it, K2 has never done nothing, they just make people think they do. I u are not having fun, then leave, just as many, including me, have done which, imho is your best choice just as soon as fun is gone...this is a game, isn't it?