I've only played in one Scramble. While I wish we collectively could have scored better.....my teammates couldn't have been better. @Doubleb21 , @Wildcat4life , and @AzBirdgang. We also got to play on an amazing course.
So yes, I really enjoyed playing in a scramble. But we did not get caught up in all the BS that could be associated with such an event.
I enjoy them when it's for charity or to benefit a local high school sports team. From a golf standpoint, I would rather play stroke play or best ball. I always play with the same foursome for each tournament.
What I really like is the social aspect of it. I don't get as much as I used to, so the one for our local football team is almost like a high school reunion that only has the people I actually want to see. We'll usually do a "practice" round after work the day before, then a ton of beer at someone's house after the tournament itself. The people over it are also good at putting our different teams together to start (9a and 9b) so there is good banter back and forth.
I think change of pace that's fun, the league at work was two man and it gets old always playing that format. Out of league this year due to format. Wish it was best ball or shamble. Lots of non-golfers in it