Eh, I like shootouts better than extra innings. With bases-ball, you just get to watch pitchers tire themselves out while the outfielders collect flies.
Personally, I'm a pretty avid soccer fan, and I think the game has a lot more athletic integrity than, say baseball, which isn't to say baseball is easy. But it's a game of skill, and has so much down time, I can't pay attention to it at all. Hell, you can get a shutout, most exciting thing for a pitcher, most boring thing to watch for me. At least with soccer they keep the ball moving, and there's always the chance of a break out and someone getting an unexpected goal.
And people actually do get in trouble sometimes for excessive flopping. But the reason why they don't get in trouble most of the time is that the ref knows that every extra second someone's flopping, their team has to play at a greater disadvantage.