It seems to cheapen it. I'm sorry but I want to see it in the Flash pilot, not Arrow. Wasn't that the entire point of him getting a pilot in the first place?!
Maybe they wanted to save the time to get right into things. That's one killer in all these reboots. Huge chunk of movies telling us the same story over and over. I liked how MOS handled it. I guess it's not the same for a series, but they have to grab some ratings fast in the pilot. Also, I like Arrow, but it's been losing my interest a bit lately, this was a good pick-me-up.