Bah...depends on who's making the calls and what game you're watching. I've seen a bunch of games with calls that should have been called that weren't. Did you watch the Fresno St./Boise St. game last night? If you're a fan of offense, or don't like defense, it was a great. Anyway there were some huge hits in that game, some huge hits that really should have fallen under this "vunerable position" crap. Even some old no no stuff that draws flags like spearing and leading with the helmet went on in that game that wasn't called.
I agree that it is sissying up the game some, but football is hardly a sissy game. And really I don't think it's going to get all that bad, week 1 the officials are feeling out the new "rules." They'll lay off as the season goes on and more and more every year.