Bill,wincardona said:but somewhere down the line that rule was changed (for the better)
How could you ever say that removing a weapon from your arsenal is a change for the better? It's not. You may as well try to convince John Brumback that one-foul 9-ball is a great idea. Do you also think it's better for John to kick at a ball when hooked(playing 9-ball) than push out to a bank? I doubt it.
The more weapons that you have in your arsenal the better equipped you are to win.