This really just sums it all up so beautifully.
Paul Azinger, as quoted by Tim Rosaforte in this week's Golf World (no link):
"I don't have a problem with [converting the holes], but it's more of a Band-Aid, really," said Paul Azinger. "The manufacturers have outsmarted the rules of the game and we don't have a commissioner in place who plays golf, so he has not clue what to do. It's just a shame that it's come to that."
I'll be setting up a Paypal option for those of you who'd like to help Paul pay the inevitable fine for this brilliance.