I must agree with Kevin, what the FBA is doing is quite healthy for the organization. I think the board is doing the best they can to educate and re-educate the judges.
We all certainly all agree on that.
I am very glad to see "incremental" improvement and hope it continues.
It might evolve into a better world for all of us, both the Judges and the Teams!
And, I "be both of those". I get to see it from both sides--like DF
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a FEC100, a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman the Wonder Trailer.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.