It depends on what you want and whether you are only interested in credentials
A thread for those thinking of leaving the CAS, due to recent pass rates is not named properly. The question asked by the only person who seems to be thinking along these lines is about an actuarial student leaving the CAS exam process. It is not about CAS credentialed actuaries leaving the CAS. I don't see this happening.
Rephrased this way, this is a very good question. The exam process is not for everybody. Some can take it, others can do an easier version of the same process, and many are not suited to it at all.
One Nobel Prize laureate chose economics over actuarial exams. For him it was the right choice. To be fair, the exams were not the main reason he decided to become an economist and not an actuary. He probably would have passed the exams very easily.
This is similar to chosing whether to get a BS, MS or PhD.
A better comparison can be a choice between getting a PhD from a top school and from a state school. It's generally much easier to get a PhD from a state school. It's still a PhD. A person with a PhD from a state school can be much better than a PhD from MIT. (CAS is no MIT and SOA is not Podunk College. The difference is much smaller. Twenty five years ago, before I took my first SOA-specific exam, there was little difference between the SOA and CAS.) Even a person with no PhD and no university education ca be better.
It's a choice. There is no shame in not going for the credentials most difficult to get. There is no shame in not going after any credentials. There is no right or wrong choice here. Good luck in making the choice right for you.