Agreed, but just in case the Thursday move is here to stay-
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING??
Contest participation was ALREADY incredibly low. Removing this bonus will lower it even further. It also can't be a coincidence that Thursday is literally the most inconvenient day possible, the longest it could be after a contest without going into a new one.
I suspect this has to do with the contest skin being available at 10%. It seems they don't WANT more people winning them, so if the percentage goes up, participation has to go down.