While it's nice to see even LEOs take a "reasonable" approach, there will still be cases where, if you don't make a complete stop, you're going to get written. There's a fairly quiet residential intersection I go through with some regularity and have seen several of the local constabulary parked 100 feet down, watching everyone go through. I bet they don't give anyone a break on that duty.
While such a change will never happen here, it is interesting to see how this is handled in Europe. You see very few stop signs over there. Instead, they have a system of "priority right". The vehicle entering an otherwise uncontrolled intersection from the right has the right of way, no stop or yield required. In practice, the main streets are marked for priority straight through. Probably because getting and keeping a license over there is so much more difficult and expensive than here, this system seems to work very well. Combined with the extensive use of traffic circles where there is space, the flow continues even through their very tight and crowded city centers.