I will watch a bass show on occasion and at some point in every episode, there will be a fish with a face full of treble hooks and every time, the angler will say simptheticly" poor guy, look at you with a face full of hooks." He them procedes to strugle to rip them out. Why not barbless? Especially for tv.
As for the boga, I have mixed feelings. If you have ever dropped a fish, the boga seems like a good idea. Sometimes I have to take the fish out of the water to get the fly, and it seems that the fish stops thrashhing when control is established.
Nothing beats sliding your hand down the leader and easing a barbless fly out of the fishes jaw.