College and high school officials are being liberal in interpreting the rules on stalling, and it's actually good for the game. More and more officials are giving less time (about 45 seconds) before enforcing the stalling rule, and it's being called more on the high school level than the college. I like it that way because it forces an uptempo game, and that's the way lacrosse was meant to be played.
We're already in the specialized era where the game is slowed down because teams have offensive midfielders and defensive midfielders. Teams that lack speed can also slow down the game with numerous passes. That's sound strategy, but not the kind of lacrosse I want to see.
I like cutting and I like ball movement. I like fastbreaks and transition. I like the basic concept of offensive lacrosse: Catch the ball, make a move, and if you can't beat your defender, pass it to someone else.
But to deliberately hold the ball and not go to the goal is boring, and hurts the game. In fact, if the officials wanted to enforce the stalling rule faster, I wouldn't mind.