Face it folks, the the Master test has become a pro show. As individuals, you can decide whether that's a good or bad thing, but it's here to stay. It doesn't matter to me. If my dog has been fully trained and performs as it should, we'll pass the test. The other participants have nothing to do with that.
I have never felt I was competing against anyone, pro or amateur, at a hunt test. I might have been competing against the Judges a time of 2, though-LOL!!!!-Paul