Well i'm obviously putting myself firmly in the category of old f*rt, but am i the only one who now finds ODI cricket increasingly boring and one dimensional, who struggles to see "excitement" in something where it is largely artificially generated and to the detriment of a contest.
Although not a particular fan of twenty over cricket, I can quite appreciate the value of the format and how it is perfect to generate excitement to a certain category of viewer/spectator. The short format being perfect for both encouraging aggressive batting whilst still maintaining the essence of a good cricket contest - the likelihood of a close finish.
Whereas ODI cricket, whilst historically having its obvious faults, still historically occupied a valid position somewhere between the two other formats. The ridiculous fielding rules have now destroyed that. Whilst the batting feats look outwardly impressive, they are simply not so in a world where bowlers are essentially defenceless. With only 4 fielders outside the ring on flat pitches, they are forced to bowl pretty much one length and one side of the wicket. It is hardly surprising that batsmen are having a field day. But what is worse is that, unlike in the 20 over game (which doesn't have the same fielding limitations!) teams have to embark on all or nothing strategies. Feeling that virtually any score is potentially chaseable they feel they have to target "any score". Which is resulting in a huge number of ultimately one sided contests as that score is either reached and the latter team collapses desperately trying to stay in the contest, or where they fall massively short leaving the chase a doddle for any side who bats properly. Maybe that's what people want. Personally i think it will accelerate the end.