Why is it "Elitist" to say the National Bowling tournament should be contested on a difficult shot? It is supposd a test of skill, a test of teamwork. Not a carry contest. The best of the best should be at the top. A person that bowls once a week on an easy THS shouldn't be wining this event.
Also, who says the scores are too high? I have never heard that complaint. We have what maybe 30 300 games in a year, that is like .01% of the games are honor scores. If there are 10 800 series in a year, that comes out to the same .01% of series that are honor scores. Doesn't seem to high to me, seems to be just about right. Anyone who says "scores are too high" is just trying to justify a reason to make the shot easier so they can score better. I didn't bowl well this year, in fact I haven't bowled well here in the last 2-3 years, some of my worst scores ever actually. The reason was because I failed to execute and some bad decisions by teammates not following the gameplan we set forth before bowling. Simple as that.
The last thing I will add, is that the person who made the OP has a hatred of the USBC. No matter what they do, it will be wrong in his eyes. Every mistake that may make, and the people at the USBC are human like you and I and make mistakes, is blown out of proportion, turned into a huge conspiracy by him. Take anything he says about the USBC, or bowling in general with a very large grain of salt. Because more than likely it will spun into the worst possible light with the truth stretched like a rubber band set to fire across the room.