I believe the .50 cal idea has the greatest long-term benefits for the sport. For me, I want something that's going to keep me going to the field every weekend. The players that I see dropping out, have problems affording each week of play. They lose interest in the game because they are forced to buy less paint while trying to keep up with a fast paced, heavy shooting game. With .50 balls, I'll be able to play more games, shoot the way I want to shoot, develop proper in-game strategies instead of worrying about conserving paint so I won't be forced to stop playing after 3 games. I've done the 500 balls a day game. Honestly, I enjoyed it but players don't like the idea of playing with me on their team because they know I can't lane for them or throw paint to keep an opposing player in their bunker. Paint sponsorships are becoming scarce, once a team loses the great deals they used to get on paint you'll see half the team drop out. It was fun shooting two cases a practice for $35.00 with free admission with the field sponsorship, those days are over.
Manufacturers are pushing this cheaper ball. They've already told us one of the main motives behind the .50 call push is because they want to lower the prices of paint, and they've found a cheaper way to make the new .50 paintball. That's all I need to hear for me to be sold on the idea. The insane increase in air efficiency, ball on ball accuracy, lighter future setups, etc; these are just bonuses for me. We've reached the .68 threshold, it's time to tap into the technology advancements .50 will offer.
I want companies to push this idea as hard as they can, make it work. Conversion kits will be out, you won't have to dump gear, let the switch be gradual and try it out, don't blindly push this idea away. In the end, we'll get more people out on the fields every weekend because they can afford the weekly rate.