Just to chime in - Ms. Inaba has been a judge on the crown jewel of ABC's prime time lineup for the past ~6 years, which dwarfs anything we do. Relegating her as an MC or commentator would undermine her pseudo-authority on DWTS and ABC cannot have that. On the other hand having her judge might be a great PR move but it is really unfair to current competitors, particularly those going for world representation. I think they'd be best served getting a replacement, if possible. Having said all that, I would humbly add that we all should bear in mind that the dance-powers-that-be are responsible not only for dancesport present but also its future. I think it is great that they are trying to keep dancesport's popularity going...even if this effort is a failure - b/c we can't count on DWTS and Richard Gere movies to keep instilling new blood into the sport forever. At some point people must be drawn to the 'real thing' and while CAI judging isn't the answer, we experienced dancers should also be prepared to make sacrifices if it means a greater good for the sport as a whole. On a totally unrelated note - is Comcast broadcasting again this year as they did last year? This would increase viewership beyond local area if so.