You are absolutely right again, and again, and again, and again (and again
and at least again) about this 'problem'. Not only does it dilute the
quality of the competition, it has diluted the quality of the awards that go
with it (on a national level). I don't know about anyone else, but this
year's hunk of wood looks very cheap next to 1980's leaded crystal vase ...
Bruce (rather disappointed) Dickey
<< This is all fine & dandy if the 'deleting' process works. But it
doesn't. When is the last time we deleted a class? (Yes, I know that
F/P went away temporarily - but came back to make the world safe
again for Fieros.)
Adding 12 classes in 3 years would have been fine, had we deleted
an equal amount.
Class proliferation diminishes competition, and most often does not
recruit ("build it and they will come") from outside, but rather
the existing competitor base.