I agree that F.T should be promoted and that it needs to encourage newcomers to the sport, but I'm guessing SFT wasn't popular enough?
I don't like the elitist element to F.T and feel a bit guilty having spent so much on kit (potentially scaring off newcomers) But ALL sports have entry level kit (S/H S400 & a ZOS = £400) and all sports have top level kit.
If you buy entry level kit wisely and find that you don't like the sport, you could make a small profit when you resell it so it doesn't have to cost you a fortune.
I started a thread about the costs of F.T compared to other sports and F.T came out looking cheap!
Anschutz 2013 MEC1 .22LR
Miroku 3800 12bore