I'd rather there be no deer than people getting killed or financially ruined. Of course we could solve both problems if we were to herd those stupid things into a hunting preserve...a large parcel of land they can't get out of, nor hunters get into out of season. No wrecked cars, no kills out of season.
Oh there's more than just that to make hitting one unavoidable...I should know. Somethings thinned them out lately and they've gotten easier to dodge, but I have had them sitting, just out of sight behind thick vegetation of one sort or another, and jump in front of me less than ten feet ahead. My dad had one of those pinned against a wall with nowhere to go incidents. He was driving down a state 6 lane highway...and the deer, ran from the far side, jumped the dividing wall and jumped into his windshield. He saw the moron thing coming with just enough time to cover his face. He was moving at 65 mph.