I can understand why it would be very useful sometimes to have a beak. Myself, I would go for something like the beak a Pileated Woodpecker is born to. On an off moment I would then be able to relieve frustration by reducing bits of wood to shards, without ever risking damage to my hands.
I could also use such a beak to decimate the population of the wood boring Bumble Bee
that are beginning to reduce garden fence posts to structures a sea sponge might
be proud of. Holes and passages, corridors and conference chambers,
excavated to such a point that I am well on the way to believing that the garden
has become a Mecca for Bumble Borer culture. And to think I once thought
chasing Bumble Borers with tennis rackets bad form.