hmmm...so it sounds like im one of the only high handicappers who enjoys and sees the huge benefit in playing with a scratch / low handicap player? in my experience, my rounds with great players have been just as good if not better than taking actual lessons with a pro...and thats just by observing and maybe asking 1-2 questions after the round is over.
I may not really be a "high handicapper" but I still find it greatly beneficial to play with those who are better than me. For me it reminds me what it will take to reach my personal goal (scratch by the time I'm out of high school is what I'm shooting for) and gives me a lot of info to work on. I take statistics on my own game, but will also note the stats of my better teammates when I play with them just for the purpose of comparison. It allows me to tailor my practice in order to overcome what is a weakness for me compared to those that are what I want to be.