You're making an assumption of what fun is for other people. Personally, I don't find it fun when a game "cheats" for the players who are behind so that they can catch up. Mario Kart got old really quick because the best player had a similar winning margin not matter how well they played or how badly other people played. It didn't take long for me and my friends to just stick exclusively to battle mode and just ignore racing mode. Imagine if basketball had a rule that if a team is down by at least 10 points, they would score double points until the deficit goes below double digits. It would make the late game more fun in the short run, but I would think that people would sour on a rule like that pretty quickly.