I sent the BOD an inquiry last year on the reasoning for their decision to increase TOY requirements from 5 contests to 10 given that the majority of the KCBS teams do not compete close to 10 times or more.
I believe I got a 50% response rate and some of the answers did not make all that much sense as it some did not even know the background on the issue.
As far as using this one e-mail as a barometer, I think that could be misleading depending on the results. We must remember that these BOD members have lives outside KCBS though I do think a reasonable timeline of one week or so is fair.
22" WSM & Kettle
Former owner: Jambo, Klose BYC, Med. Spicewine, Pitts & Spitts, XL & (2) Med. BGE's, (2) 18" WSM's