I agree completely. I just graduated with MSN and passed boards and I'm gagging at the thought of 3 more years (part-time) to get DNP. I see it's value in academia and administration, but there is very little clinical benefit for those of use who wish to remain fully clinical providers.
That being said, if more programs offered DNP programs where you could get a second clinical certification, I would be much more interested. For example, I'm a FNP and I would like to get AGACNP also, so instead of a post-masters certificate I can get a DNP with the AGACNP certification...sign me up!!