Diamond/stam contests have remained boring, but consistent, for a long time.
Scraps contests, on the other hand, are worse than ever. The addition of cyan, worth more points than orange, and the ~12m point jump that accompanied it, have not improved the lot for top tier players one bit. My lvl135 account ends up exactly where it used to before cyan.
My lvl109 account, on the other hand, which only gets cyan scraps from expo, will be gasping for breath to reach the elevated top progress tier. Even with the 7.2m points I got from Medals.
And i spend a bit. Monthly deal and weekly guild gift. VIP10 on that lesser account.
Do you not see that you are discouraging people to bother with, let alone spend irl cash, to win?
Plenty of others here have commented about the quality of the prizes recieved for the effort, so imma not even get into that.
edit: for the math challenged, that means i spend a bit less than 45usd on this game per month, on that account. That is money I could be spending buying The Blonde scented candles or nail polish or copies of the Wall Street Journal. Probably not copies of the Wall Street Journal, but who the hell knows what The Blonde might want? The point being, if The Blonde ever leaves me because she runs out of nail polish, or copies of the Wall Street Journal, I will blame Gree.