For once I have to agree with you.
Not only that but if you can go to a "lower level" Division I program you will still play Division I baseball--check out the Division I programs who are in the lower part of their conference standings-- odds are you can play there rather rapidly --why?--very simple-- they arent winning with the talent they already have and this gives the incoming player a great shot at playing rapidly.
One reason my son chose New Mexico State was because he had a shot at playing quickly--he red shirted his frosh year and started the remaining 4 years--his first start as a redshirt frosh was in Tempe AZ against ASU-- that aint too shabby folks--starting in D-I and against that sort of talent
In fact when he was at NMS they were in the Big West aith Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton etal-- that is some pretty stiff competition
If your heart is set on playing at the D-i level do as I suggest--check out the teams with losing records in their conferences--you will be surprised at what can happen.