It brings up the question of why Bonisagus bothered. Considering an 80 year old wizard would be lucky to have art scores of 5 across the board... (that's 1125 experience versus 225 experience.) I s'pose if they found level 5 quality books for each one it would be a bit easier to approach, but still...
Ah well, it works for the game, aye?
You'd need to seriously cripple Hedge Traditions, though, wouldn't you? Even with the Parma Magica, it's hard to see how such an anemic Order could have spread.
As for Companion oriented... Ever since I picked up my delicious Art and Academe, I've been thinking of running a Bologne game. (Possibly OoH is nonexistant so hedge traditions are more important.) So I can certainly sympathize. ;D