Regarding the slow pace of One Pocket as compared to 9-ball, I think its part of the charm. It gives players and sweaters time to contemplate the ins and outs of shot choices. For those who want to speed things up all the time, would you want to speed up a Baseball game? The tempo or pace or rhythm of the game is half the charm. Can you imagine Ernie Harwell talking 60 miles an hour when he gives the count? Don't the time lapses between one pitch and another add drama and excitement? Quit trying to re-invent the game.