Judge Death wrote:
^Which is still probably a better deal than any of us will get.
Well it all depends on how you view the individual. From any Doctor's point of view, their lives end the moment regeneration takes hold. From an outside observer, The Doctor persists past that point with a new face and roughly similar personality traits. So it may look better than a 'final' death to the observer but for Doctor Ten, he died with the words 'I don't want to go' on his lips.
I suspect that many of us will feel the same when the time comes, 'regeneration' be damned.