Wow this thread had quite a development haha. I see myself back like 5 years ago when I was complaining about certain things in the MMU and boy do I regret having done that. In my limited knowledge, the truth I see is simple: - You do not need to be a professional to review: plenty of "professional" reviewers get disagreements because, well, taste is taste. As long as there are no technical flaws among the winners remixes I don't see any issues, and there are no technical problems here; - There was no golden career at stake here nor a multi-million dollar studio collaboration with Mike, just a token of appreciation through a prize and the honor of having the chance of being heared by him. No reason to point at conspiracy theories; - I'm sure Mike is busy enough with his album, his video, LP's future, his social media and private life and his sensible mind due to the mourning which probably isn't over and won't be for a long time as proven by common sense and Kerrang's interview to care for any sort of fishy business in a friendly remix contest. Seriously. This was a great chance and I hope there will be many more in the future. Even having a shred of hope to be heared by Mike is enough to keep me going in these contests, and this is the friendly competing mindset everyone should have. It's beyond amazing that Admins of a fansite gained this level of comunication with members and management of a band like LP and being able to engage in these sorts of activities. As far as I am concerned, Derek has achieved something legendary and I can understand how insulting it must have felt to read certain things after years and years of getting deeper into LP's reality.