I I don’t like how balls are taken out of play and automatically a new ball is put in its place. I should at least be able to choose my replacement. I hav e been in tournaments and had good balls replaced by crap balls. It has cost me.
First rule of the game: Thou Shalt Not have a Choice! It's evident that each choice is hard work to program, so they choose for us.
And, since you know how it goes with the ball replacement, it may be called bad preparation if you come with an insufficient number of balls.
Why not follow USGA rules on this: “You can always use a new ball when starting a hole. You can also substitute a different ball any time you are taking relief, including both free and penalty relief. Unless the one-ball Local Rule is in effect, the substituted ball could be any brand.”
1) It would be a choice, and 2) the bag is closed during a game - no club change - , including the balls as a collatoral.
Second a dropped ball because of a water hazard, would never be done in high weeds or in reeds. We should be allowed to choose where we drop,
Remember: Thou Shalt Not have a Choice!
I agree that some dropping spots are bad to idiocy, or against the rules by big margins, but imagine the necessary programming!
We have to adapt another Rule of Golf - "Play the ball as it lies" => Play the game as it is!