sure. By that I meant clubs at the top who currently have their pick of youngsters, fitting those who they can in to whatever holes they can and discarding the rest. And those in the lower leagues who don't want to accept that they are a feeder league. Thats how a pyramid works, That the place for players who aren't good enough for SL and who need preparing for SL playing with and against mature adults.
Why can the SL clubs not make a call on these youngsters? Do they want them or not?
This attitude of we'll farm them out and see if they develop into a player we want in a few years time, has only one beneficiary, the SL club. As you say, it's a mechanism used to ensure their place at the top of the pile.
I would like to see an end to DR. SL clubs should not be allowed to stockpile young lads who show potential. If they develop into SL players through the efforts of a Championship club, a transfer fee should be payable if they want them back. Otherwise sort out a reserve or age group league to play and develop them in themselves.