One of the biggest problems currently with OCTs is the numbers. It's fantastic that there are generally 120+ contestants moving around like a giant hype block but OCTs still belong to the 32 who make it in, leaving the other 90+ people out of the fun and cast to the wayside of Spectator Entries and fanart.
That is the nature of OCTs and competition for certain, but it's very strange to me that we aren't addressing the numbers issue as anything more than a measure of popularity. We have more OCTers coming out of the woodworks that are hungry for a chance to try the game out but not being given a chance because of the Big Dog OCTers who tend to dominate OCTs in packs because who doesn't want to have fun with friends? This leaves a lot of younger artists displaced where they have to go somewhere else to devote months of their lives only to get the door shut in their face again when the Big Dogs come rolling in with their whole gang. There aren't enough OCTs right now to handle the numbers of people and that number is not getting smaller. There isn't any infrastructure in place to handle it.
This isn't me sitting on my stupid soapbox lavishing shame or even calling anyone out for anything wrong. It's a concern I have about a community I've spent nearly a decade in and care for deeply. I have a little scheme on the horizon though and with a little luck, elbow grease, and 15 judges it might work.