There’s a minor rule that ended up costing my team a match last year, which states that robots in the first match have to be on the field during opening ceremonies. This isn’t as much of an issue past this year due to the end of bag day, but it kind of sucked to have a robot on the field that you knew had issues because you missed out on about an hour of testing and work because you got the first match. Yes, we could have avoided it by bagging a working robot. No, it wasn’t the biggest issue we had at that event. Still, it was just one more thing on an event that was a bit of a letdown for our team performance wise. I think changing it to require that match 1 is queued during opening ceremonies would be more fair and would have a minimal impact on time.
On the topic of opening ceremonies, I don’t think the pits should be asked to stop working during the national anthem if the pits are in a separate room from the field and we can’t actually hear it. It’s a bit weird to stand in a silent room and stare at the flag for a minute, to say the least.
Other than that, I can’t think of very many long standing rules I have huge issues with that aren’t administrative (like “no splitting states” for districts) or beaten to death by CD. (video review, playoff match timing)
We already know there’s at least one more team update coming from the generator switch blog post. I would assume that they’ll put it out eventually when fields start being rented, even if no official events are being played.