Pretty much yeah. Most if not all other life-forms would certainly be better off without us, except perhaps cockroaches, mice and rats, certain fungi :-\. They 'might' miss us when we're gone.
A world without humans may not be perfect (that depends completely on the observer), but 'better' for sure….at least for any remaining life and "if" we continue the direction (cliff) we can't resist heading toward...
"but 'better' for sure"....REALLY? Better for who? You, Me, our families? friends? or neighbors? Oh NO, wait, we're all humans, we're the problem, things would be "better" if we were not here. Seems like a pretty big price to pay for a "Better" world....but I'm sure all the deer, rabbits, and other little critters would appreciate it. :-D
It's just a different way of viewing things T Beek...I get the feeling that you think a tree is beautiful and a man cutting one down is "harming the environment".
I can appreciate the beauty of a tree, but think the house a man can build for his family with it, or boat, or musical instrument, or piece of furniture is equally beautiful.
I can appreciate the rock, but also appreciate the sculpture the artist creates from it.
I can appreciate the wildlife, but also appreciate the meal it can put on the table.
Let me offer an analogy...
If the earth was a high dollar sports car...You would want to keep it in the garage, never crank the engine and keep it in pristine, mint perfect shape.
I'd prefer to appreciate the true beauty of it and drive it all over. No doubt, my car might suffer some bumps and dings along the way, and show a little wear from the journey. At the end of the day...You could effectively argue that your car was in "better" shape than mine. I think I could effectively argue that you were missing the whole point of what a sports car is all about!
At the end of the day, you may be right, the Earth may be better off without humans....But I'd still ask, what's the point?