I voted yes much for the same reason. Pitchers are throwing harder than ever and advanced scouting definitely seems to benefit pitching and defense much more than hitting, which has tilted the playing field. It's been written about several times (I think espn.com did a piece during the season) that hitters are trying to beat the shift by putting the ball into the stands, but certainly someof the increased whiffs have come as a result of hitters trying to go the opposite way as well. I don't think there's anyway to deny this (or to confirm it
It's hard enough to hit see 97mph two seamer, an 87 mph slider, and an 83 mph changeup in a pitch sequence as it is, and the defensive shift has made it even harder because now a, a lot of the time, putting the bat on the ball and making hard contact is no longer enough.
Limiting to one shift per inning (my idea, not sure if that's the proposed limit or not) seems reasonable, and could actually introduce new and interesting strategic elements into the game.
The only question to me is: What would constitute a shift and what would be in the realm of regular defensive positioning?