Nah I was happy to play either side. But I do think your experience on Troq is an advantage. So if you were going to be on it, I wanted you to have less life. And I get the feeling if I gave Midori the life disadvantage you’d just switch back.
Also I was speaking more on the perspective on the tourny as a whole. The winner gets to Counter Pick in a sense because they get to choose the character. So if the loser makes too big of a handicap, they get stuck with the handicapped side of the MU. The winner gets to pick what they think the most favorible side of the MU is post handicap which seems backwards in hindsight.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved this tourny format. Lots of thought goes into the process of handicapping. But thinking it might be better to swap who handicaps and who picks characters. Obviously we should continue as we have so far.