Congratulations, you've been playing pool for 20 years now, I've only been playing for 55 years.You are too jumpy with your arguments and here you are wrong.
No money in the world will get any player to beat the record. Because it's too tough and such great accomplishments are impossible with external motivation alone. Playing 2600 balls in a day and coming back to play the whole night was not because of the money. Neither was it for John Schmidt.
I would try to break the record with no financial initiative (so this is at least one example to prove your point wrong), though my chances are very slim
Money is a nice side effect and I am happy for John and for Jayson if they can make some bucks with their great accomplishments but people don't play pool because of the money as the single and most important initiative (but because they love the game and love the competition and want to be the best) and they don't become great in pool because of the money.
And everyone is free to do whatever he wants with his money. If someone loves the sport and wants to support great players playing straight pool, then hell yes, this is the best thing that could happen to the sport I fell in love with over 20 years ago. (And still am )
It took MONEY to break the record, its going to take MONEY everytime it gets broken again, and again, unless you honestly believe no one can get past 714, I really, really hope you don't believe that!!