Hi all, I read in the last IDPA publication, The Tactical Journal, that IDPA is going to change the penalty structure. Currently, a point down earns a half second added to one's total time for the stage. For example, if one is down 10 points for a given stage, 5 seconds are added to the total time. Under the new configuration one point down is one second added. This means for being 10 points down 10 seconds are added. The argument from Ms. Wilson is to emphasize accuracy over speed, reflecting real world priorities. I have two opinions. My first is that this change will help me personally. I tend to shoot slower, but more accurately than those around me. This approach put me into CDP Expert by a half second last Spring (which totally honked me for IDPA for ever in competition....). I think the rule will help me against these folks who are super fast, but not so accurate. The second perspective is I wish IDPA would simply let the game be stable for a while. There was a set of rule changes, plus a new equipment division added which necessitated a re-certification of all the Safety Officers. Now the scoring is changing, authorized by a self-admitted group of three. I'm a little concerned that such a fundamental change was debated by such a small group. Then again, I don't understand IDPA's leadership authority. I can't remember Ms. Wilson ever being elected.... In summary, my main criticism is the lack of rule stability in IDPA. Thoughts?