This popped up on my twitter this afternoon, by an unknown writer/rider, mainly centred around judging in the US, but this is a worldwide problem, not just US...
Jomopro 2011 Pro Flatland Finals: Terry Adams vs Matt Wilhelm from jm on Vimeo.
"On the other side comes originality. In most cases, Originality is billed as the top criteria for judging, but how often does it REALLY count? Is a trick or link no one has ever seen more original than something original that has been done by a rider for years around the globe? Do original links still carry weight when it really counts? Are they worth doing if they are not pulled 100%? What about new links for a rider? That’s a good question that I haven’t heard an answer to."
Related link: http://flatlandsucks.tumblr.com/