For me, I'm not worried about quick, painless, how stressful the method is etc...
the death penalty is not about revenge. it's a legal consequence.
The state should find the most cost, resource and time efficient method and go with it.
this is why we are supposed to be a nation of laws.
consequences for breaking the law are not about appealing to an emotional public.
of course as a public we want the convicted to feel the suffering they inflicted on victims. because we can feel the pain as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters and children as the family of the victims do. We can put ourselves emotionally in their place and feel the anger and the rage and the venom that builds up demanding not just justice, but retribution.
the states are playing too much on the emotional grounds and mental state of the convicted while at the same time trying to make the point that as a nation of laws, there can't be allowed such things as lynching parties and such.
I think they just need to find a that method I described above, regardless of how painful or stressful it may or may not be.
if it's not about the public and the victims emotional position, then it shouldn't be about the convicted person's emotional position either.
As Larry the Cable guy would say...let's get er done.