The PDGA article on true amateurism mentions that DG has an amateur payout structure that is out of the norm compared to other sports and that there are "many good reasons why other sports use a true amateur model." After this, the article completely STOPS discussing this point, when in reality I believe it is the heart of the discussion.
Conforming to payout structures of other sports for the sake of conventionality is NOT the way to grow the sport of disc golf. We need to fully understand WHY these payout strucutres work for those sports and examine why they might/might not work for disc golf.
I am sitting on the edge of my seat to hear sound arguments on how this move is beneficial to disc golf, but until then I am skeptical.