I have played online golf since the days of Links LS. The golf in those days was much more realistic in that if you hit a poor or mediocre shot you were in trouble. These days on WGT questionable shots end up on the green. I think that the equalization that WGT golf has brought to the game is good for them (more money) and lesser players will play since there are few penalties for sub-standard shots.
Simply what I have seen evolve over the past 15 years.