The pressure it puts on the referees at the lower levels is immense. As experienced refs are pushed up due the 50% increase in refs, the lower levels are left with young, inexperienced rookies with little support.
One solution that some pea-brain decided upon is to have refs double up and do the men's game after a women's game. As a coach I hate seeing a ref double up. After we have prepared all week for the game, I'd like to think that the refs have thought and talked a little about the game beforehand rather than quickly running from a critique to another game a few minutes later of vastly different skill, physicality and intensity. There are very few with sufficient experience to do this effectively. I think it is lazy and a very poor practice.