The peeling issue can be solved by peeling them immediately after they are done cooking, under cold running water.
I agree ; my method is the moment they are done, put them in a bowl, run cold water over for a minute or so, then leave them in the bowl for 5-10 minutes. Easy peel, no problem [:D] and also stops those nasty black rims round the yolks.
I have seen an even worse " egg substitute " recipe : it was either from Maguerite Patten or quoted from a WWII Ministry of Food leaflet, and consisted of cold mashed potatoes wrapped around balls of grated carrot mixed with a little cheese, made into an egg like shape – when cut in half they were supposed to resemble hard boiled eggs and be served with salad ! [xx(]