I feel it ruins the sport of wrestling when the kid or the coach tries to run from the better kid. Wrestling is all about putting your best kids against the best in state. And when you cant even do that. What is the point of bumping up and wrestling some pud to get a pin. How does that make your wrestler any better?
Though I, like you, want to see the elite wrestlers go at it, we forget that wrestling a Dual is a team sport. The coaches do what they do in order to get points for the team. Sometimes it is an obvious "duck", a way not to get a loss. But usually it is in an attempt to win or at least get the score closer.
My son hates to take a forfeit. I truely believe he would rather take a loss in a close match than work hard, make weight, get mentally ready...just to have his hand raised. It happened this season. We had a dual, the other team weighed in and had a wrestler in his weight class. They did not have a wrestler 2 classes above his class. Our wrestler at that class was a JV filling in for a hurt varsity. My son reported to the table and mat ready for action. The other coach signaled FF and it was over. To make a long story short, my son had to run the next day for the words he used that our coach overheard comming off the mat.
Result, the other team won the match that they would have taken the FF at. Points however were the same as it would have been since the wrestler they moved up got pinned. But it was a calculated risk. I guess what I am saying is I do not like it either, but I do understand it in most cases.