As a fan I hate it. But if I were to ever make the final table, I don't know how I'd feel as a player. On the one hand, I'd want to keep playing because obviously to make the final table I'd have to absolutely be playing my "A+" game and wouldn't want to lose momentum. Also, I'd want to keep playing because I'm young and energetic and I feel like playing the next day would be more of an advantage for me than waiting months and giving older, less energetic players a time to rest up.
However, on the other hand, all the build up to November really gives these guys a chance to bask in the celebrity status and take advantage of numerous endorsement offers, commercial appearances and a number of other financial opportunities.