Tellin' it like it is...
I generally don't like rules that require subjective judgement if there is a more objective alternative, but fairly recently there was a tournament that left the discretion to the referee about whether it was a soft break or not and I thought it worked reasonably well, better than i expected. I liked that better than the 3 point rule anyway.I hate that 3 point rule. The rule should just be “no soft breaks”
You can tell when someone is breaking hard or soft. If you’ve got someone pushing the limit and kinda soft breaking you have a ref or whatever show up and make a decision. I don’t think that would even happen though.
It’s terrible some of the awesome breaks that get considered non compliant with the 3p rule.