I know I'm well ahead of the contest season, but I am concerned that this is already raising its head again. Do the bands who absented themselves from the areas over this issue last year, or who competed on their old cards, still feel as strongly as they then did? How much damage has been done to individual bands (perhaps through disagreements, folk leaving) and to the banding wold in more general terms. Will any bands consider boycotting the Areas/Nationals this coming February? To be quite honest, I don't want to let my band down again - but at the same time I don't want to join BBPL. I'm 'twixt a rock and a hard place.