Unfortunately, this has become the more norm for players.
I have resent this as a long time student of the game and feel it basically the
"Throws Seniors under the Bus" as in not protecting the Senior field of players for competitions.
Guys who feel they need to Win by playing a shorter course have lost my respect as a golfer. That being said, I do feel the game has evolved with the growth of participation and is in favor of "Making it Fun for All" and less demanding on players skills and abilities to become better.
Sure everyone wants to become better, but very few put in the time to become better.
So allowing the newer players to move forward has been encouraged by USGA and this carries over to those who resent them doing so, IMO.