Don't like the idea of setting aside bids in this instance just because a team is D2. That would mean they would have to declare before any competition and perhaps split the division too. Who is going to decide who is "legitimate" and who is not, elite and not, D1 and not - some suggesting it should be up to the gym to decide where they fall? Would this be the same secret mutual admiration society as in other instances? Shouldn't the performance on the day the bid is awarded determine who is going to get the bid - regardless? I am only talking about the divisions in question here. Yes some may argue that the paid bids are sometimes guaranteed to certain types of teams, but generally it is something like one all girl team and one coed, regardless of flavor. There are not many comps that are like NCA that have 8 to give out. According to many on this thread there are too many bids - getting an at large bid is not the question - regardless of the the size of the gym. This proposal is to make the playing field level at worlds so everyone at worlds can win a prize, or make finals, or feel good about themselves, or whatever other problem this may cure. It is a business the USASF is not going to lower the number of bids and I do not see them having a different comp at a different location perhaps on different weekend. If the number of bids stay the same yet there is another layer of cost you are just cutting into the profit - unless you raise your prices.