It may have helped, but I for one didn't mind at all being able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the marsh without them spinners everywhere. I am all for a total ban. I am no purist but I think they are to much of a distraction.
Don't own one and don't miss them one bit...But on a good note, come December first it will be easier to spot which holes are taken when you are walking out mid-morning. Everone that has been sucked into the "magic of the moto" better use 'em while you can, I don't suspect they will be legal in CA many more seasons.