Yes I do get it.. But offcourse I will not answer on behalf of ppl rather a Madrassah System's perspective.
As for Imamat, in our society it has become a fancy...Imam feels pride in leading and so many Fussaaq wish to be imaams too.. sad... The fiqh is definite on it.. The first right is he who has been appointed, if he is not there then one who is more learned, and then better reciter, and on and on..
Awaam kal Anaam. they simply follow the trend. shame..