I mostly see it as some people don't like it when things change. There's more to it than that but I'm not going to break it down any further.
I still don't see how this is a problem for all of golf. They're not changing my local courses because the pros hit the ball so long.... because the pros aren't playing at those courses. These courses are managed based on the people who play them and how far they hit as well as the budgets they have. The pro game has no effect on them. It's that simple.
I agree that way too may amateurs, and the rest of the weekend warriors try to do what the pro golfers do. That or at least use the pros as a measuring stick. We amateurs play at the game. The professionals work at it. It's a fun vs pay check thing.
Myself, I know I am not capable playing like a pro, so what they can do on a golf course, has very little to do with me and my game.
The distance they hit the ball only effects their games, and not the game as a whole.