I don't have any real problems with the handicap system, be it 80%, 90% or whatever. What I have a problem with is the people that abuse the system. I talked to USBC IT to see about setting up a national tournament database that would be easy for other bowlers and tournament directors to look up bowlers and see past tournament history., Then it falls on the Tournament Directors following through entering in results.
A good start would be if TDs would enter the bowlers in their tournament that make say more than 500 bucks. You would report earnings, average, number of games, PBAX or not. I could setup this system in a day, but I was wanting a way from USBC to validate tournaments by verifying the certification number and tournament directory information to avoid fraudulent items in the database.
The other item that annoys me personally about handicapping is tournaments (state,association for example) that require scratch bowlers to enter the handicap division, then the handicap first place series ends up being over 900. Scratch bowlers are forced to enter when they are completely shut out. Let the scratch bowlers bowl in their own division and make handicap an optional entry.