Almost without exception the 150 daily limit has changed players interaction with WGT. Some are finding alternate network games (poker, pool, archery...) to fill their competitive drive. Still more are using cheaper balls to reduce cost to play.
You have 209 WGT friends and I presume you are speaking for/about them, which is fine. The free credit videos or absence of them have had zero impact on my interaction with WGT, so maybe I am that 'exception' you mentioned, or maybe there are more than 209 other players on WGT whose experience is different than yours.
However valid (or not) the point you are trying to make might be, I cannot take it seriously when you make sweeping statements that are necessarily based solely on an individual's strictly limited perspective of the game.
I'm not trying to be unpleasant, it just rankles with me when someone makes a statement that purports to include nearly everyone on WGT, and I see it quite frequently.