think of this scenario:
you play barometer style
Bid: you could score a top score (80+%)
pass: you could secure a average score
You are leader and an average score will see you more or less winning the event
you are 2nd, more than a ...
I think TRF matters much!
At least playing the stile where opener bids 1N showing 18-19 BAL.
Then you can bid your TRF with 0 HCP and a 5-c suit and nothing really bad could happen.
The advantage is that you can pass the openers response.