I think the break shot is the closest you can get to a golf swing. I use those principles when I break, and I have a very hard break when I need it. As in golf, I stand more parallel to the cue on break shots (I'm not alone in this). Then I lead with my right hip, as in a golf swing and transfer my weight from my right side to my left side. The only difference is the extra push off of the back leg, which you don't do in a golf swing.In my experience, most players already have trouble controlling the cue ball on the break. They are nowhere near squatting the cue ball. It flies forwards and backwards and sideways and frequently finds a pocket. For those players to incorporate something that will make them even less stable and their break even less controlled seems like a bad idea.
As for why pros kick their back leg back, mechanically it seems that rotating the back leg back could give a corresponding rotation of the upper body forward. What we need is a sports kinesiologist. Has pool ever had the attention of one?
I don't think it's the back leg that's leading the rotation. It think it's the hip.