i still think the visible oil will not take hold as a thing you will see everywhere. it may cause tournaments to list it as a feature of their event. i find it interesting but if the game is going to make this change then it will up everyone's game i'm sure.
I agree that it would cause scores to go up at least among your typical league and tournament bowlers (definitely would help me, no question). This innovation is definitely something that will benefit televised bowling. It will especially help educate those viewers especially who really aren't aware of what the players bowl on as well as those league bowlers who might tune in once in awhile and see a pro bowl a 180 and say "Hey, I can beat that!"
I think it would be better if it were possible to make it so that only the people watching at home could see the oil pattern and the bowlers on the lanes would still have to figure it without the visual aid. But the pros are really good with figuring out the lanes anyway so may not even make much of a difference for them. I look forward to watching the first telecast.