Quoted from itshowtime:
I guess I should take these training wheels off my Star Trek that came from the factory already installed on it ...I don't get what the problem is ...if it makes the game more enjoyable to play for my family and I. .that's all that matters
By all means, do what you want to your game, but you're not playing it as the designer intended. You are making it easier than it should be, hence the training wheel comment.
ST has posts because it is designed as a longer playing game. 18 missions. 3 wizard modes. Long ball times needed. Steve knew that so he put the posts there, even on the kickback lane. Borg wanted TWD to be a quicker game like IM, so more brutal outlanes.
Learning to shoot and nudge to keep the ball away from the left outlane area is more satisfying for most people than designing add-on posts, but whatever floats your boat...