I am trying hard to wrap my head around why this change makes sense, and I still, after reading every post here, do not understand why this would be an improvement to competitive pinball. Is this really to make the SCS and Nationals more prestigious (by having a bigger prize pot), or is there an ulterior motive? I'm being totally sincere here, and I would appreciate a sincere answer. I know I'm not alone in trying to understand why this is happening.
I'm concerned that our local tournament TD's (for example, Echa & Gene) who organize selfie leagues with no entry fee, will not bother with that anymore, alternatively will just shrug and give up the wpprs voluntarily. It would be a substantial loss to the pinball scene, and one that could have been avoided by just keeping the system that worked in place.
In short, can you tell me why this is such a great idea, and if it is just one phase of a bigger overhaul?
Thank you for your time.