Agree. Pre-CFP the big bowl games stiff felt meaningful. For a program like tOSU the Rose, Fiesta, cotton, Sugar, etc. were big time games. You were disappointed when you got to the second tier like the gator, citrus, etc. Now anything not in the CFP feels like a consolation prize. I'm sure its the same for the players. Look at all the comments in this thread on the bowls being meaningless exibition games. 10-15 years ago they were a huge deal, a chance to put school and conference pride on the line and show midwest vs. south, or midwest vs. west.
I think people like the playoffs but I think that, overall, they're bad for college football. They're bad for the teams that won't make the playoffs, they're bad for the post season. Obviously they're increasing the gap between the haves and the have nots which reduces parity. People used to complain about split championships and debate the 'true' national champion every year, but they watched all the games including the bowls. I don't think that trying to make college football more like pro football has been good for the sport.