Making it into C Division (or any division finals, including D) would have made me feel better, the cash would have been a nice bonus. Not making divisions finals stung a bit, and not getting any of that cash back when lower qualified players did just stings a bit more. It's the qualifying that would have ultimately made me feel better. As it is, there are hundreds of players all the way from A to the bottom of C that lose money to lower qualified players, it's the way the setup works. I can accept that. Twice I've been in that position, I'll continue to come back and try to do better (though it would kinda stink to make B division but not qualify, A - not qualify, etc, IF money was the biggest thing.)
The essence of my complaint isn't about 'lower' performing players getting money over better performing players (though it is a rub), for this year it was that the restrictions seemed less than functional for really separating ability groups, particularly in D. I was happy for you to have made it into those finals, just FYI.
Of course I'd loved to have taken home money to help pay for the trip. I do fine, but unlike many in this hobby I don't have tons of disposable income so anything I win just goes to pay bills or back into the hobby. I'll be fine to come back to Pinburgh knowing that I might not make money but players who qualified lower will, I'd just like the see the division restrictions revisited a bit.