Having played BRP and courses that offer similar holes to the 2nd picture, I can say i understand both sides of the discussion. One thing I don't like is neither appears to have much beyond having to hit tight lines for an exceptionally long time before things open up.
However, if one was designing a course and either option was available for a hole within the design, both would be hard to pass up from including that challenge.
What I would love to see included in more designs is making a roller one of the better choices off the tee. It seems really nice controlled rollers are not as a big part of the game as they used to be.