It kinda strange reading the above because like most sports that involve people, equipment and variables you just can't democratise it and you have to decide if you want to shoot against the best or knock coconuts off. We all know you can't buy your way to the top, that's a fact.
There's a difference between what happens at a club and a comp. It's never been a problem at our club because the course's are always set to train hard and if you don't want to you can plink or shoot the other targets set out, both are equally a good laugh.
One thing's for sure, the level of moaning in FT/HFT is a bigger problem and I may not have been involved long but the ones who do the most moaning seem to do the least for the sport.