The show tried the gimmick twice, once in 1992-95 and again in 2009-10. Both times the showrunners wanted to jazz up the gameplay because ratings were sagging with long-incumbent hosts.
I've never had any strong feelings one way or the other about the extra round of questions at the start of the show. But I've seen plenty of denunciations of the round as some kind of abomination upon Feud's sacred gameplay. The latest bashing is an induction of the round into the hall of shame on Game Show Garbage.
Well, it's more of a semi-induction. After the site goes through their usual trashing of a hapless inductee, they actually seem to like a form of the round:
If I had to have the Bullseye Round today, I'd take Bankroll, starting banks of $20,000, and questions worth $2k/$3k/$5k for a max of $30,000. The show would still be worthwhile and the additional money is more incentivized, rather than reclaiming an old flat jackpot.So really they just want fewer questions (three instead of five) and more money (at least twenty grand in the bank). I could live with that. But a lot of other people don't want the bullseye round no way no how. One of those folks is apparently Steve Harvey, and the round has never made an appearance during his reign on Feud.