Never looked at it that way....
Still, if the rule can put you in the position of needing snookers it shouldn't prevent you from returning the favour.
Meh, tough rule.
Should never have been needed in the professional game.
I always felt the intentional miss was only done by the poor players who need to resort to such moves, not professionals in regulation play.
Believe it or not (and I very recently asked a professional referee about this) the miss rule has always existed in the professional game, but it started to be used a lot more since the early 90s and by 1996/1997 it began to be similar to what we see in the professional game nowadays.
And no, in fact even top pros like the great Alex Higgins could in fact "use" a miss to their advantage, as clearly shown in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MElzhHpcV4
In the first shot by Higgins at the Masters in 1988 you can clearly see that having missed the brown on that side there was a very good chance of the cue ball running it safe and Knowles wouldnt pot the brown from that position above the center pocket anyway. So, putting it simply, one can say Alex had more advantage in missing the brown than actually hitting it, running the risk of leaving the brown on.
This is a perfect example of why the rule was changed in the 90s, because referees before then very rarely called a miss on a shot. It is perfectly fair for all pros that the rule was changed. There are some cases where referees take the rule to the extreme, but one exception doesn't make the rule.
Hope this was clear enough for you and why the miss rule was correctly changed.