I have already said it isn't about trophies, lord knows i won few enough of them when I was shooting rangefinding and still thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I will still go and shoot and yes, I will shoot SFT, but without it being a recognised class how many others will and how many will bother to take it up?
Ultimately we all shoot against ourselves ( and the wind! Never forget the wind!) but we measure progress against fellow shooters and now SFT will go from poorly attended to extinct I fear.