I sort of agree with Hub above, although I'm not sure "current trend" is accurate. I would say that (at least around KC) that sweet has worked for a long time and I'm not sure it will change soon.
In addition to the above, I would say that many judges confuse or intertwine tenderness and taste. Many of our enteries score very similar or the same in both taste and tenderness. I think tenderness is equally as important as taste, even though officially taste is about twice as important. I am not judge bashing here...some of my best friends are judges!