I seem to be spending my time in this forum disagreeing with people. How shocking! LOL!
And in this case, I must disagree again. Michael, the young man who got it last night, was the right choice. He has been shown to be a hard worker and to have leadership abilities in both shows. He was doing it long before anyone knew about any sort of reward. He was right to say that he did what he did for the good of the whole regardless of the whole "gold star" thing.
Greg, however, only got motivated to get the star. Do you honestly think he'd have continued that behavior once he got it? And from the previews, it looks like he's quite the sore loser. Even though Michael gave him props and the council mentioned that a lot of people were deserving. They were awarding Michael on the basis of consistency of performance over time. I think that is exactly the way to make the decision. I'd be disappointed if they made it any other way.
"And now the whole nation -- pulpit and all -- will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open. Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." Mark Twain