I think I decided to take a breather from TD's when a Thai entry won the Indian one.
I need more photography oomph though. I can take reasonably good outside pics with my smartphone, but the lighting in my kitchen sucks and doesn't make my plated shots look any better. TD winners/hi vote-getters usually have amazing/stunning plated shots, so this may be the fuel for getting that DSLR I've wanted for a while.
Having said that, I do enjoy cooking for the TD's, and always have a good time. My wife doesn't think there is much point in the TD's given the emphasis on presentation, but I somewhat disagree.
BTW, I think moving this thread to the TD section defeats the purpose of the thread. If its in the TD section, people involved with TD's are most likely to see it and read it vs. folks in QTalk (the target audience).