[quote="We_are_Stevo"][quote="The History Man"]I object to the inference that I have no free will. When choosing the Ibis I gave no thought to or looked at anything other than the bikes.
Don't judge everybody by your own standards or pessimism.[/quote]
59 voted for the Ibis, 162 voted for something else...
...by putting the top three (four this month) through to a 'deciding' vote the 162 who [i]didn't[/i] vote for the Ibis could then have the opportunity to either vote for it or one of the others, thus adding an extra element of competition into the mix.
It might even encourage more people to vote; (un)Reality TV and Talent(less) shows, with their voting systems, being as (unfathomably) popular as they are?[/quote]
Clearly people vote for varying reasons, for varying bikes. As well as encouraging people, it may discourage some from voting in a 2nd vote - almost as if their ideal choice had no bearing. Some months I don't vote - if there's not a bike I would actually chose to take home and ride. So for me, at least - possibly others - there's every chance a 2nd vote may get ignored, too.
I think there's a tendency to overthink it all - it's all supposed to be fun, there are some rules, so long as they're pretty much followed, and the bikes are all eligible, why not just let the voting decide.