I think that is right. That the reason Rumpel did not do the curse himself was because of the consequences in some way. That still doesn’t answer the question as to why he wanted the curse done. Also we know that the curse was passed around. The queen had it and then Maleficent had it, we don’t know if she used it or not, and then the queen took it back. When they first said that Maleficent had the dark curse i thought that they meant that what happened in the Disney movie where everyone goes to sleep and the prince is trapped for a thousand years and Maleficent reigns was what they were calling the dark curse. They changed what exactly the curse was making it be a curse that sent the characters to our world and made them forget, but i still wonder if Maleficent did the curse before in the past or tried to do it because we know she had it and she thought it was really horrible. I don’t know though.
I don’t think that Rumpel should be able to go back in time or that they should do time travel of any sort at least not and change things. It is possible that Bae was sent to the real world and Rumpel wanted the curse done so that he could get to the real world and get his son back. I think i like the stranger being Bae the most right now or i think Bae should just be dead.