Okay so, I was talking with the RPI team over this past weekend and another thing all of us seem to be annoyed about is the lack of standardization in judging. Maybe that's not exactly the best way to put it, but the idea being that one gets judged on what they do, of course, unfortunately that does not necessarily mean that one gets judged on what one is SUPPOSED to do. I know the RPI team is very heavy in American Style dances and they have a problem going to a lot of Boston schools which are very heavy in International Styles that even if they do American technique correctly sometimes they get beaten by people who do almost International-style American Dances-- who don't necessarily have as solid American technique because the judges tend to be skewed towards International style. On the other hand, yesterday at RPI my partner and I put together a legal International Foxtrot routine just to compete it, despite having never done international before (we found we were able to vary some of our I-Waltz routine and put it to Foxtrot counts in order to make it completely I-Fox legal)-- we were pretty proud of it, and while it wasn't great it was good for never having done International Foxtrot before. So anyway, in the end we went in and did it fairly solidly (admittedly it wasn't the greatest, but it wasn't bad either) and we ended up placing lower than a couple who were both doing American Foxtrot and Tango in an International round. All of us agreed we'd like to see syllabus rules enforced more heavily and to be judged on the style we are dancing more evenly.