I enjoy watching 9 or 10 ball when the video quality is good and the traditional colors for the calls are used. Otherwise, you are right- it is too confusing- I often can't tell which ball they are setting up for (particularly the strange new colors for the 4 and 5)Rotation games are terrible to watch via T.V. or streaming even worse in person as nobody can settle on a ball color scheme that anyone can follow especially while drinking. 8 ball on larger table, smaller pockets and slower cloth where you have red/yellow balls set against a high green cloth then pool might be something people will watch. 9 ball is like a 10,000 pound weight around the neck of the game. If nobody has realized this by now then nobody ever will and if the game is still around in 10 years we will still be talking about it wandering why pool can't get out of the gate..