Great original post, Eric.
Personally, for me, I think uneven lies play pretty much the same as my RL golf game, hence why I enjoy them.
^^^ The above probably says more about my own RL game than wgt's version... LOL
psst... leave the driver in the bag on Merion #7(?)
Answering the two post above, I have been playing golf for many years with as low as hdc 2....this is a GAME and has not much to do with reality either with even or uneven lies.
The theory behind the game is; try hitting the ding for the perfect shot...and it works somehow on EVEN lies. Playing on even lies is (I do not know how many tens of times I have said this) WAY TOO EASY, I guess nobody would disagree.
The twist about uneven lies makes the game harder and more INTUITIVE which is why I love uneven lies.
Uneven lies needs to be tuned down (mainly the short game around the green) in order to make it more credible & popular. I have NO idea why WGT does not finish it.
.....top of the cake: CHEATERS have NOT whatsoever advantage with Uneven Lies.