True... they are different games. In practice do you see this bad outcome in the returns from events officially scored PN and one design?The trouble with extracting results for fleet racing from a handicap series is that ultimately you have competing tactical imperatives. In a fleet race you sail against the fleet, you put on a loose cover and so on, even if it means accepting an unfavourable shift. In handicap racing you can't cover the majority of your opponents, so such tactics aren't so good.
IME.... the most frequent complaint is.. the dreaded... hail.... I am not racing you.... don't tack on top of me... (The only solution is to make the handicap trophy bigger then the one design trophies.) Again it comes down to your racing culture and what the competitors value.