Weebl wrote:2. Instead of counting my multiples of 3 (counting raw score) you can keep score easier by remembering smaller numbers
I think that's really how par is used in disc golf right now. Most players don't carry score cards and since most courses don't have any sort of realistic par listed (I've seen 250' open holes listed as par 4 before) it's just easier to use 3 for each hole when you're keeping score in your head. Personally, I think for that type of usage, listing everything as a par 3 is a good solution.
The real argument is whether or not the usage of par should change to be the same as ball golf. To do that we'd need a universally accepted system or two (one for pro and one for rec) to establish par for each hole and most importantly, scorecards for each course with the pars listed. Given how much many of the disc golf courses are vandalized and underfunded, I don't really see this happening on a large scale for a while. That leads to this Eddie Van Halen/Triumphent Video type argument about how we need a universal system for par to get the sport recoginzed so it can grow, but we need the sport to grow so we can get better funding for courses so we can establish a universal par system. In my opinion, a par system should be established as soon as possible so it's ready to be in place when the sport calls for it on a large scale.
That's just my $1/50. In reality, I almost never keep score when I play.