First off, yes, I agree, no reason for pickleball to become an actual pay-to-watch game. Like, have any of you actually watched high level ultimate frisbee leagues? That is way higher on my list than pickle ball.
I am also peeved that they have taken a couple of basketball courts in my area and turned them into pickle ball courts. Not temporarily, mind you - like took down the hoops, put up nets, and repainted the surface. I get that pickle ball probably brings in a more desirable crowd to people in my neighborhood, but there are already enough tennis courts to do this with.