Even if the shootout is here to stay, its defenders don't need to keep insulting people with their false justifications of why.
"Overtime is a nice gimmick, but it's like Final Jeopardy! - you can be winning all game and one wrong answer leads to your downfall. And to drag the analogy even further, the shootout is like replacing Final Jeopardy! with a quick dart-throwing contest - it emphasizes a skill that's irrelevant to the rest of the game and gives you random outcomes."