I think something that really bothers me about the flopping discussion is that the way the league, and sure enough most fans, seem to perceive flopping is that it can only occur if it is pretending to be hit when you weren't, and that instances like Blake Griffin getting a little bit of contact but then spinning out of control, as he did yesterday, don't constitute flopping because there was a little contact. This is the critical eye and the distinction that needs to be honed in on. People need to come to a better understanding that just because a player was fouled doesn't mean he didn't also flop. Lakers fans who are honest can readily admit we have had floppers on our teams before. Derek Fisher sold contact as well as anyone, even Kobe with his arm-flailing can be a bit ridiculous at times, and that stuff should receive a warning at the minimum, because it needs to be on player's minds as something they can get in trouble for.
Instead, the league appears to do what fans do and basically says "no harm, no foul" and decides that if the flopping occurred because of contact, it is 'fair' or 'warranted' or otherwise something to ignore completely.
Maybe that's drawing too hard of a line, and I think we all agree that some degree of 'craftiness' actually kind of enhances the game in a way both offensively(moving through a defender's body to create a foul) and defensively(exaggerating contact a bit to get a call). Some degree of these things probably enhances the game a little bit, but I'd gladly get rid of all of them with a hard line policy that penalized even the 'crafty' sort-of-flopping if it meant actually solving the serious flopping issue.
But, it's all so hollow because the league has already demonstrated without question that they are protecting their important players regardless.