If I might hark back a 20 or so BB's back to the Gem quest debate.
The issue is very clear as far as I'am concerned and is not very hard to follow.
(1) It is not on for previous victors to compete in gem quests.
(2) If there aren't enough high level players around, heres an idea why not postpone it for a while. I'am sure the influx of new Internet players will soon redress this.
For past masters to keep dipping their fingers in the honey pot demeans the game for the rest of us Wannabes.