I appreciate that. For me, after playing as long as I have, I only play to place in the top three in average scores. Anything short of that just feels like I'm not playing up to my abilities. I decided to go on hiatus from 4x4 because even though I manage to place every month I play, it takes every bit of my ability just to get to the minimal amount of games needed to qualify. And it usually takes me until the last day of qualifying to get to game #51. Meanwhile the top players have already placed by the second week of the month.
I thought I'd try on a lark these 5x5 games and I really started to enjoy them. Then I looked up the top scorers and realized they were in an entirely different league. I just don't want to break up my streak of trophies with a weak showing on these boards.