I liked paper tickets. I can see and understand TOSU trying to control ticket sales and scalping, but yeah, unintendended consequences are at play here. I remember how paper tickets meant a lot more buying and selling. You could sell an unused ticket or two outside the gate, and you could do the same with buying tickets.
I also do think that 4K huge HD TV's everywhere, especially being able to start 30 - 45 minutes late and fast forward through commercials, makes a big difference. (The Army game had way, way too many full commercial breaks. In the stands, by the middle of the 2nd quarter, the whole stadium was booing additional 150 second commercial breaks.)
Regarding game times, those are largely dictated by TV. Fox is pushing for their big game to be at noon. I'm not 100% opposed to night games, but I seem to recollect a year or two ago, TOSU had so many night games that Urban Meyer was complaining about it. Imhe, they should be reserved for major games, and typically early in the season.
I would love to go to a Michigan game in Columbus some day, but that is becoming less and less likely. Just isn't worth paying a fortune to do it (especially if Michigan is going to continue to lose all the time!!) But seriously, a college football game just isn't important enough to me to spend $500 a ticket. The total game costs, with a pair of tickets and transportation and food and what not, are around $1500. I'd rather watch with friends on TV and use my money elsewhere.