Since when do we just make up new rules that crowd people out of the contest? I've been doing this for like eight years, and I probably only got my list in before week 1 maybe twice in that time.
What's the difference between submitting any old list week 1 and then immediately changing it for a 4-pt penalty, vs. submitting nothing week 1 and taking a 4 pt penalty for starting late? I've said for years that we should start the lists after week 1, because of the ridiculously unequal coverage of the different contestants throughout auditions and Hollywood weeks.
It's not a very friendly move to proclaim yourself the rulemaker and start squeezing out people who've been playing this for years. My take was that this was supposed to be something done for fun, among long-time fans of the show.
What say we lighten up a bit, here?