This was done at 'off peak' time, when the bots are pretty much idling in the ready list, and I wasnt timing out in 15 minutes - which gives you an idea of how 'off peak' it is.
I can see your point of view...and we definitely should avoid peak times if this does become a 'feature'.
What has been speculated about btw, is having an 'exhibition match' in some regular spot...and of course, no one is forced to watch, or to be involved in any way.
This split of opinion was very much in evidence at the time the original thread was written [which inspired the poll], and it was clear frm the poll, that of those who cared at all, back in 2004, more of them would have enjoyed this, as a one off event...
I would hope you would be supportive of an event taking place in which plenty of fibsters were interested, assuming it didnt take bandwidth off humans who want to play...even if you are personally not interested.