Well thought out and written Tony.
This speaks volumes:
In other words, some judges score entries based on what the entry is not, instead of scoring the entry for what it is!
One thing that I have always thought is that there should be a requirement that to become
a judge, you have to have cooked at least one comp, maybe more.
It's a pet peeve of mine when I hear judges talking about things after the entries are scored
and cards turned in and you know right away that they have never cooked a comp because
they have no idea just how much money, hard work and time goes into getting that
box in front of them.