How many bikes have you participated in the judging of, as a member of a judging team, Tom Cotten? How many times volunteered to judge, and gotten the first clue about the mythical faults with judging that you constantly rant about? I'm going to dismiss your blatherings as straw men, set up for you to hack away upon: you're jousting at windmills, a la "Don Quixcotten," until you discover how uninformed your constant diatribes actually are.
We've been through decades of owners over-chroming Indian Fours to the glittering hilt, and clueless owners of pristine OP examples "restoring" their bikes to death, but that's not today's as-built philosophy, thanks to people like the late Doc Patt, the Father, almost single-handedly, of the AMCA's appreciation for Unrestored as-found motorcycles being brought back to life with minimal intervention.
Not everyone marches to the same drummer (thank God) but that's not the fault of the club. Get a clue, the record is clear, not broken, like your ill-formed rants on the same false premises.
I'm sorry, I'm just fed up with it.