Alright, I feel like this thread has been in the making after reading many of "problems" of golf discussed on this forum. For most people we can play plenty fast and within the rules, but most of the complaints are about people who would probably have no interest in joining a golf forum in the first place. For the average golfer do you think it is more important to play the rules to a T or play at an acceptable pace.
I personally think that speed is more important. Most golfers won't end up playing major tournaments so the fact that the play perfectly by the rules doesn't really matter. However, if we start to lose the rules, the game as we know it may start to deteriorate. Anyone else care to weigh in on the subject.