I get a kick out of Bill Taylors stories from back in the old days of bowling, I think in the book Balance he mentions a few of these.
One of them was while he was in the army, he was in a remote location and someone left a mark on the lane and it just so happened to be that when you hit this mark the ball would roll in the pocket, so when he got back to the states he was talking to one of the lane manufacturers at the time about how easy this was, and then he went off to some other country and when he came back a bunch of centers had arrows to aim at on the lanes, he was saying it is going to make the game too easy and would be the downfall of the game.
Now we not only have arrows to aim at, and dots to stand on, but range finders down the lane at 43 ft to help line up the break point to the pocket.
Another good one was when the ABC decided it was alright to move the oil requirement from foul line to head pin back and allow short oiling, Bill Taylor
was at the ABC convention making a speech and just outside the auditorium the tournament was going on and in his speech he was saying that short oiling would allow for runaway scoring and make the game too easy, just at that point cheers went up, out on the lanes, for a 300 game.