Merge ST are pretty ugly right now. It's like an FTP reunion but somebody forgot to invite the fish. $20+ are all me, Gramps, youngjedi, woosewooo, heartbrand, supernovaGM, some cereus regs, & some regs I don't know that are prolly either leftover Merge regs or stars/ftp/cereus regs playing under different names. The super fast structure doesn't allow much edge as it is and w/ all these regs it's just brutal.
I think I've also had sub-optimal adjustments to the structure so far, which doesn't help. Is it sad that I felt my 6 man push/fold was rusty after playing HU SNGs on FTP in April?
As Stars & FTP players get their money refunded it will likely only get worse as the fish will keep their money & the regs will just deposit it into merge. I think a lot of the lower tier pros should start looking for jobs if they haven't already cause these aren't your pre Black Friday SNGs.