Hardly revisionism, we definitely went too far down that path, Murphy, Zantuck, Richie Cole, Cupido, Alvey, Ben Haynes, bringing back Heff, bringing back Fish etc etc. Allen and salmon probably get a pass for their one good years respectively, but (outside PhcMee) they'd be about the only ones - out of a very very long list.
Sheedy and the club as a whole refused to accept that side was done and needed serious rejuvenation.
As an aside, I'm inclined to treat ruckmen as a very separate issue to other player types. You just need one who's seasoned and ready to go, whether you're rebuilding or not.