CB is like baseball is now. American baseball can be considered a 'speed' sport in the sense that the ball moves around the field so fast, that the entire game can be decided in the smallest twitch of a muscle, the tiniest movement of the body. Whereas baseball of old took much more skill in speed, placement and technique (not to say that baseball now does not require technique). Old fashion American baseball such as the rules played in say, 1864 (BTW, check out some of those old-fashion leagues, they are a lot of fun) when the pitchers pitched underhand and used spin on the ball, etc.; you had to be much more conscious of a bigger picture. Not just the smallest technique or reaction.
CB is like the same way now. You dedicate thousands of BA into a strat, only to be beaten by not evading a hit in ranged, or not doing something which maybe you could've done, but prolly not. CB is a twitch sport.
Now, i would explain this more, as it was a pseudo-epiphany moment, and i admit, what i wrote above was not the clearest i may have written, but i am tired and i want to eat ;)