I agree, match play is more exciting to watch. I do get the same feeling watching 2 guys in the same group battle for the win in a regular stroke play tournament. I like the Ryder Cup being every 2 years, it gives me something to look forward to. I think if it were every year it would lose a little something.
Match play is a great format, and I think I would enjoy playing it a lot more. The Ryder Cup and Presidents Cups are great too, as is this ONE event. But just remember what happens on the final day of a major non-team match play event.
We all complain all the time about Nick Faldo and Johnny Miller and David Feherty, and them only showing a small handful of golfers who are in contention down the stretch during a normal stroke play event. On Sunday there are 2 guys playing golf for 4 hours. 4 if you count the consolation match, but they don't even show much of that thing, if I recall correctly.
There is a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooottttttttttttttttttttttttt of down time between golf shots.