Great point don. Agree, the camera angles can make a hole new course in view.
What I am basing my comments is in the landing & the "roll" of the ball either on fairways or greens. I am certainly not in Merion and have never been to Bethpage.
I understand the mechanic of WGT of adding extra steepness to the course in general, if this is true, which in my opinion is.
I have been playing the course now many times with Uneven Lies and can see & "feel" the steepness of fairways & greens.
Not trying to convince people of trying the UL, but it is perhaps a good point for people who have never played UL.
I think WGT is trying to make the courses bit more tough then they are in reality by adding severe steepness to compensate the unreal scores from top players.
VEM is not in discussion here...btw.
edit. forgot to say this "thanks a lot WGT, it is awesome playing a virtual golf course and then seeing the same course played in reality by pros.