The bottom line is, would you buy a DVD from me? No, cause you don't know who I am and don't have any indication of whether it's good or not. Now if you knew I had won a few medals and written a few books and articles...
Most debates in modern life can be solved easily, follow the money trail.
I'm glad I never participate in contests (not true actually, I do participate in what my LHS puts together, but because the prizes are $$$). My advice is, if modellers are suspecting things are not fair, then know what to expect. May not make it right, but it will save you time and energy.
xPLAN303Ex: The portrait of the artist I am not.