Have you tried just writing your absolute best, and trusting that quality trumps preference? I think the judges have proven thus far that we can trust them with that.
Pre-emptive: This is targeted at all the vitriol, not just yours. Yours was simply the first to come out of the gate hard.
I guess I just expect people to be intelligent enough to differentiate and draw the proper conclusions. Could be a mistake.
Whoa. WHOA. This is the internet, sir; we'll have none of that, now.