I've read through most of this, and as a competitor, yeah, I'd like to see who I went up against on a table and how I did. But if I get a 6 or a 7, it's still only a number and doesn't tell my why it was a 6 or 7. Was it bland, or was it too spicy, salty, sweet, tangy, overdone, underdone? And if it's a 9, what was it that made it a 9?
I'd much rather see mandatory comment cards for each entry. That's the valuable feedback I'm looking for. I know that would be a logistical nightmare, the judging would take forever and the awards wouldn't be until after midnight.
Just my $0.02. I'll go back to sleep now....
Keith - Porkers in Paradise