Regardless of how scoring changes across the years/shows and what that even means for the future, I am sure the members are happier to start at 60 than low-mid 50's. Not to be snarky but it's kind of nice to see some of the non finalist corps discussed at on on these threads regardless of score. Sure the top 12 are all spectacular but the other corps are darn good and they continue to get better every year. I love reading thoughts on BD, SCV, Bloo and Crown, etc.. but I also like to read about what Pio,Troop, Colts, Cascades, OC, PC, Mandarins, Jersey Surf, and BDB/SCVC are doing and how the audience likes their shows. But then again I'm the type that comes for the open class and stays - giving all of the corps love and appreciation.