I have always wanted to ask this question, so forgive me if it has already been asked.
Wouldn't it be easier to let passengers that do not have carry on luggage leave the plane first rather than having everyone wait for those that have to crawl over people to remove their overhead luggage?
I feel like my life is in their hands as they open the compartment above my head and then haul out a piece of luggage that is obviously to heavy for them to control. That is the most fearful part of my trip!!! lol