Don't use this thread to bitch about the schedule changes. It is what it is, so move along now and plan for 2012. The determination of how the national champion is decided is not set in stone. What we do know is change is a certainty. I was going to e-mail Sean some ideas, but in the vein of transparency I thought I'd start a thread on the topic. Please keep your responses logical, thoughtful, and respectful. After all, this IS the WERA bbs. Ideas to decide the overall national champion: A. Adopt the sportsman class methodology where winner at the GNF takes all. B. Use a hybrid of the 2011 system but reduce the number of top finishes needed plus double points GNF. Maybe top 3 finishes in any region plus double GNF? C. Winner takes all at the GNF but you must have finished in the class X number of races in the year (maybe 2 or 3?) D. Most points win period (no double points for the GNF). E. Other ideas?