I disagree. Sports by definition are recreational pursuits and when you look at reasons high school federations, the NCAA, etc. give for funding and fielding teams they always cite things like "developing the complete person." And no, being in sports at the highest level does not mean one has a more developed character anymore than being a clergyman means one has better morals than a layperson. But there are people in the sport that I've respected over the years who talk about the impact a sport has on developing a person as a whole and not just as an athlete.
But the pursuit of money, which usually comes from being very successful competitively in sports, corrupts most things and it certainly has done that with high level track. I don't like that. I don't like those who are at the forefront of making it happen.
I'm not sure what your argument is. I'm not suggesting that anyone should dislike NOP. But the thread asks the reasons why people dislike them and I gave my answers. Really, what's your point? Are you trying to get me to see that I'm "wrong?" It's impossible to prove that someone is wrong for liking or disliking a thing. I hate the DH in baseball. Many others do too.Others like it and we all have reasons for our preferences. Neither of us is right or wrong.