Limited Overs Cricket: Good for the game, or an abomination?

Are limited overs matches, whether they be of 50 overs per side, or 20, or any random digit between 1 and 100, good for the game of cricket, or do you view them as abominable, and to be shunned at all costs? What are your views? (And before anyone thinks I am banging a drum one way or the other, please note... show more Are limited overs matches, whether they be of 50 overs per side, or 20, or any random digit between 1 and 100, good for the game of cricket, or do you view them as abominable, and to be shunned at all costs?

What are your views?

(And before anyone thinks I am banging a drum one way or the other, please note this is a question to invite balanced comment, not a statement).
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