Please remove the emotion. You obviously care or you would not have posted here.
The only time we openly discussed NOT competing in our own show was when we were considering a 1-2-3 award system. We have enough Nationally recognized master modelers — in all genres — that it would appear we were simply doing a show to give awards to our own members.
The GSB award system is the solution to that issue in that modelers will be recognized for their work. Anyone in the Club can enter their models now. How does that cause anything to go sideways? It’s consistent with other clubs/competitions.
If YOU don’t want your model considered for an award, simply note “display only” on the entry sheet for that model. It still goes with all the other models in that category.
The Club Display is for our “Not a Japanese Zero” group build.