Thank you to all who have weighed in on both sides. I will be honest - the negative comments are tough to take. The Pollys, the designers and admins all put their heart and soul into MOC, long before it actually happens. Planning starts in November, and runs through the holidays. We have heard the complaints and suggestions from years past, and try to take those into account. We work hard to keep the challenges doable, but still challenging. And while we know we will not please everyone, it is still hard to hear negativity after the work that goes into this. I know you all know this, and you appreciate the work involved. And I don't expect everyone to love every challenge. In fact, if that happens, we haven't done our job to "challenge" you all. It is okay to be scared, or nervous, or uncomfortable about certain challenges. We are prepared for that. But I do ask that before you "vent," think about how you would feel if you were the challenge host and read your comment. Because truthfully, there have been some comments that feel downright nasty, about the challenges, our designers, and our product. MOC is entirely optional, for those who want to expand their scrapping and have fun. If you're not having fun, then MOC might not be your thing. And that's okay. But we do ask that you be respectful of the work by the hosts, and the effort put in by the other scrappers.