10 Battle Roads, yeah looks pretty good for one state, right? Think again. Georgia, a state not even in the same ballpark as California in area size, population or player base, has that many BRs. Am I that concerned about Battle Roads? No. I'm not going to any because they're 4+ hours away. What I AM concerned about is the future of the game in this state, which seemingly gets worse every single passing year, despite me warning, expressing concern, criticizing the tournament system, offering ideas, the list goes on. Here we are again, on the brink of a new season, and on the doorstep of finding out a new tournament structure for the 2007-2008 season, and frankly, I've gotten to the point where the only tournament I look forward to is Regionals. I go to Nationals, and Worlds (well usually, when I don't get geographically deprived of it) to see my friends, but competing isn't exactly the #1 thing. When you live over here, you have to committ to driving hours for a City Championship or even a Battle Road. With gas prices (yes they have gone down some), the expenses become quite absurd. It literally DISCOURAGES you from playing the game. There's just so many things wrong with our situation over here that I've described in detail several times. Sometimes, I am a little harsh on the East Coast, I will admit that. The thing is, some of you just refuse to believe, or don't want to believe how much better you have it. I just don't understand how we can have a legitimate tournament system when the #1 Region in the World for POP registered players has so many constant flaws. I'm complaining, I'm pleaing, whatever you want to call it, but it doesn't matter what I do or say, past becoming a PTO myself, but hey, I'm a competitive player and I've always been like that. I've given plenty of help when I could here, and I would like to reap the benefits for all the dedication by not only me, but all of the hard working, and heavily traveled California players, judges, and other staff. And yeah -- I realize one of our problems is the PTO situation, but hey, that can't be the only problem if this has been an ongoing disaster for 4 years, can it? Give us what we rightfully deserve, or at least half of it, that's all I ask.