I don't know what it was like before whatever changes were made, but to me the putting seems fair - the line moves slower for shorter putts making it easier to hit square on the line - Anything outside 6 feet is going to miss if you dont hit it straight. Ever try sinking a putt on a real course with a mistimed stroke outside 2 metres? 6 ft is still a hard putt in real golf - and this is supposed to replicate golf as much as you can on a computer.
I think we have been conditioned by other games to think we should knock in everything in a 20 ft radius around the hole. Making the game easier takes away from the talents of those who are getting it right.
Sorry if that seems harsh, but I really like this game, and I hate it when things get stuffed around in an effort to make everybody happy