This year pokemon is limiting events and limiting top cut at events. This is getting lots of players frustrated. Shouldn't the top cut of a tournament be based on the attendance of that event. Not to mention the premier rating invites is getting players to be more and more competitive. These players aren't helping other players in the game because POP has made it so tough to get to Worlds 08. Now your at the point that your just out for yourself. This kills the SOTG. Before premier rating invites came along you could go into an event with the feeling I'm going to have some fun. How can you walk into a tournament with the fear of losing rating points and have fun? I think this puts more pressure on the JR and SR players more then the MA players mainly because their younger and less experienced. When I first starting playing this game everything was balanced, everything was steady. Now I don't know if it's just me but every year something in pokemon decreases and increases. The player base of pokemon has increased each year since I've played this awsome game. The decreasing things that I see are fun, events, prizes, and mainly player's attitude towards Pokemon Organized Play. Were the customers of this great TCG and rating invites didn't work in the past yet they're still trying to make it work. With every choice someone makes you will always get a positive and a negative. I think the way pokemon is going from events to limitation on top cuts to premier rating invites to get to worlds is a very unsteady combination. Some people would say this is a great idea for POP to do this. By looking the way they setup premier rating with limitation of events no one can pump there rating too high. Another interesting thing to premier rating is an example - whoever can attend more events ultimately will have a better premier rating. This isn't a poll. I'm just curious if other people feel the same way as me that this season and last years season have been very unsteady. Thoughts?