My responses are in bold print....-PaulAhh, a voice of reason.
This is an artificial bubble. For those old enough to remember the long lines at gas pumps back in the 70's it wasn't about a gas shortage as much as a fear of gas shortage. So folks with 3/4 tank would line up to get a few gallons, which led to long lines, which led to fears of a gas shortage, which led to long lines . . .
The limits create an urgency but it is a regional issue. So because you live in an area where it's not an issue, there is no problem? There are 3 tests now open with unlimited entries for those who want to drive out their comfort zone. This past spring NETN only had 27 master entries. Well, of course. That test was to qualify for the MN in California. Let us all know how many entries you get next spring. Some clubs are offering dbl masters with limited entries which might be financially smart for the club but is against the whole idea of allowing limited entries for those clubs w/ limited resources. (If you can handle 2 master tests of 90 dogs each, you can handle a single master of 180 dogs.) Sweet mother of Jesus! If you would like to judge 180 Master dogs at a time, be my guest! I, however, have been a judge for way too long and have way too many assignments under my belt to attempt anything that foolish.
Blame EE, the MNRC or the phase of the moon, but it's just human nature at work. Put a limit on something and everyone wants a piece.
Just chill folks. Or start your own club and manipulate the entries anyway you want.