Adak & Xavier Zepherious,
My apologies for my previous post sounding hateful, if it came across that way. That was not my intention.
Xavier, I don't think anyone will disagree with points 1 through 5. Your comments regarding Gordon are very poignant and give me pause for introspection.
I was not here for the first few Challenges. In representing the team in the last years we participated, though, I tried to put myself in the position of the originators of the competition and understand how they felt to have nearly every aspect of the Challenge changed until the only things that remain untouched are the name and the prize (and there was even talk about different prizes when the idea of a tiered competition was contemplated.) For these people, they have lost the things they connected with during the earliest incarnations.
I've struggled for way too long trying to word this in a way that conveys the general feeling of the team without being as off putting as I was earlier. So, I'll stop here. Just know I'll be watching from the sidelines and hoping the F@H program reaps huge benefits from this year's CC. Good luck to all of the teams.