I did end up gearing a new council barb this fall, but the extent of my playing has been 92.1->92.5 in three months.
I do, however, recognize and accept the rule against AMTA-bugging even if I am slightly disapointed.
I do think that a poll (not a wet pool ) would be good in order to come to a conclusive decision on a set of rules that we can then plan our characters around. At the moment I am not even sure of what rules you currently plan to enforce or not enforce, so it would be good if you could update the first post with a definitive set of rules as of this point. Those could then be updated subject to a poll.