I'm not on a side. Unless reality has a side.
We have an ADD society. We need to see something happening or we lose interest(I'm using "we" in reference to society). I don't know that it necessarily has to equate to scoring(soccer seems to be on an uptick of sorts while NASCAR is trending down). But, when it's just a pitcher and a catcher throwing, baseball doesn't have much movement. As I said earlier, pitcher usage/batter approach isn't likely to change any time soon. So we're going to see whiffs at a 20% rate for the rest of our lives. So, if we want something to happen, it has to be scoring when the ball is in play. And that's a homer.
Of course, MLB could move the mound back. But that seems like raising the rim in basketball or making the field wider in football. There's no real precedent for that but there is a precedent for moving the fences.