Yes, that’s broken. I totally get that sending 800 teams to a major event is more inspirational than sending 400, but you can’t seriously call two disjoint events the world championship of the same thing. I’d rather see an “everywhere else” district CMP (or perhaps one per continent) with all of the DCMPs having some serious workshops, and ONE true World CMP several weeks later. [Enough later that teams are booking hotels weeks in advance rather than days.]
Something I thought I’d read as I initially parsed this topic, but can’t find now: Separate CMP for the different programs. This isn’t holding FRC back so much, but does seem to be an issue for FTC/FLL/JrFLL. Putting all four events in the same two places and times doesn’t help any of them, puts a greater strain on event housing, and apparently makes FTC/FLL/JrFLL feel like foster children.
How about three or four world championships, but with each for a separate program (possibly comining JrFLL and FLL)?
This would definitely be cool, but think about how many fields would be needed to get one within an hour or so of every FRC team.