well since i'm the outcast i'll just come out and say it.
I couldn't disagree more. Cause you play all the other events without an ultimate goal, no grand finale so why wouldn't you take part in ones that grant you points for a prestigious event. And breaking even, what, are you saying that you'll go to these other events and not make a dime, it's points isn't it? the higher you finish the more you get, or am i missing something "as usual, right".
The only thing i agree on is that it shouldn't matter where you play as long as you get the point. Now I'm not to up on how the whole thing works but a) aren't there points events here in the states b) don't the euros have to play here also if they want to better their chances and get more points.
The problem with these high skilled low tier players is sponsorship IMO, present yourself in a manner that will allow for you to travel if need be "like DAZ" and do what you have to do, you're self employed as far as i'm concerned and need to pimp yourself to do what needs to be done to take care of your family. Don't get caught up with how americans do things cause we see how that's working out for almost all of them.