Actually, I see it differently. Since HQ has already established that COs should visit their cache periodically, they have posted updated guidelines on geocaching.com suggesting it in this language:
"To make sure your geocache is in good health, monitor the logs and visit the cache site periodically."
What this means to me is quality vs. quantity is the highest priority. I already make a point of avoiding COs caches who do not maintain them but that is a personal preference.