Speaking as a total outsider I'd much prefer the people who defend my country to be willing, professional volunteers rather than a ragbag army of conscripts who are there because of the faulty memories of people who think they remembered what happened 60 years ago.
The money does not exist to keep professional soldiers putting rounds down the range, training in strange climates, running tanks all over, all year, every year. The non-jobs fill the time in between. They have since before Kipling, they will till infinity. NS soldiers did exactly the same as their Regular equivalents, no more, no less.