I think (and have some evidence from participating in the OB-GYN list) that the real problem is inadequate surgical training in the OB-GYN residencies. At best, they get 2 years (the other 2 years is spent in OB) surgical training. Even worse, the older GYNs did a weekend course (I know so did we all with lap choles, but the average general surgeon is a far better technician and has many more hours in training and in practice doing surgery, so I think we general surgeons learned more easily) in lap gynecology and think they are experts because after all, they have been doing laparoscopy for years (but actually only simple lap tubals which are not technically challenging). They also tend to be arrogant and unwilling to learn from or collaborate with general surgeons (after all in their opinion, they have far longer laparoscopy experience than the late comers (general surgeons)--therefore they don't think general surgeons have anything to teach them.
Add to all this, an oversupply of GYNs--this leads them to do cases they shouldn't with inadequate training to maintain their practices and their incomes.
As far as the direct entry method (actually I first heard of this about 2010, so it is not new), their journal articles show that this is no less safe than Verress needle methods and actually in their hands is not much less safe than open entry methods. Anyhow, direct entry is a standard acceptable technique for the gynecologists, although, at the Oct ACS GYN sessions, they stated that it is hard to legally defend any injuries that occur with this method, because it is too easy for the plaintiff's lawyers to find experts that feel direct entry is less safe than the other entry methods.
As far as GYN trocar injuries, I am not seeing them, but at the moment, I am doing the vast majority of the lap gyn work--our gyn is not getting the cases. He did manage to injure the small bowel, though, on a postpartum tubal and had to call a general surgeon to fix it. Other problems he has had within the past 2 years include: 25% incidence of bladder entries at hysterectomy, C-section almost bled to death from mesenteric vascular bleeding (would not listen to the Recovery Room and ICU nurses when they told them patient had a problem because she was hypotensive), injured spleen just palpating left upper quadrant on ovarian borderline potential tumor. He often has needed help from Urology or general surgery to fix these problems.
At one of the former hospitals I worked at, our GYN has 3 consecutive colon injuries with prolonged post-op stays---I think he injured them taking down adhesions, probably bluntly--this was in the early days of lap hysters.
In spite of all the criticism above, I have learned a lot on the OB-GYN Forum. There are some excellent well-trained well-educated GYN surgeons who are willing to share their knowledge and answer my questions. Interestingly, one (Bernard Christalli from France) is double boarded in general surgery and gynecology but does mostly OB-GYN.