Generally the summer season has ended Aug 15 each year. Were players polled/ asked about this change/extension? That now makes the summer season 4 full months, which is too long in my opinion. Couple that with the playoffs, it is a 5 month season. Great if you have the time/energy to play for 5 months, not great if you don't.
Similarly, the rule of your previous year's ranking going to this year's ranking seems to have disappeared and been replaced by sign up first and get a higher ranking? If that is the case, I personally don't like this rule, it is an unfair rule. Why the change? If that is the case, were players polled/asked about this change? Thanks Tom