I think it is a matter of the game getting too fast for part-time officials. Look at the instant replay process. Why should the ref stop the game, go to the sideline and stick his head in what looks like a peep show at a 1930's carnival, watch video for 90 seconds, and then return to the field and explain his ruling to the crowd? Why do we have chains instead of infra-red lasers to measure first downs? Why don't the noses of the football have microchips so we can tell if it broke the plane in a pile up?
Fairness is attainable. They choose not to have it that way. That tells me that they are willing to accept preventable mistakes as a part of the game. Some may think they ENCOURAGE it.
Officiating stirs emotions and emotions is what stimulates interest. Griping about the officials is more common at the Monday moring water cooler than the State of the Union Address. Why else would you not want better officiating?
I have to think this is a fixable problem that is intentionally unfixed.