They suck but I honestly don't believe the originals are significantly better. I agree, some refs are biased but I'm sure some originals probably played some fantasy football too. I just feel the old refs had it out for us while these current ones just stink.
I hate these refs but theres one thing I like about them...They seemed to allow the cornerbacks to really get physical with receivers during those 1st 5 yards. I actually seeing more defense in the NFL when defense was nothing but hoping to get turnovers, and settling for an offense gaining 300 yards on you.