What I can't understand is why is it the people who hate competing and competitions the most are always the ones who complain the loudest about them. All the crap you constantly here, who cares about blue ribbons I compete for green ribbons, your'e just shopping mounts around to feed your ego, judges don't know what they're doing, cheating in the comp room, crooked board members and on and on and on. It's always coming from people who don't compete or even attend the conventions! If you don't want to participate then GREAT there's a whole world of hobbies out there you can take part in, all you have to do is NOT COME. Why beat the crud out of everyone who do enjoy the conventions and want to be a part of something just because you don't like it? I can't stand golf , I wouldn't spend 5 seconds on a golf course if someone paid me but I don't go around bashing everyone who enjoys playing golf.