Yes, you are. You've said it again in this very post: Right. So the exact thing you say makes the current system unusable (EUR teams face a harder challenge but don't get higher rewards) also applies to your proposed system. Except in your proposed system the consequences of those discrepancies will be even bigger. If Ireland just fail to make the EUR semis, they still get most of the points, 500 or 550 vs 600. They miss out on 5-10% of their total. But if they just fail to make the olympics, they get 0 instead of 200, miss out on 40% of their total. NZ men only got to go when SA pulled out, they'd have doubled their total points as a result. How's that fair? And so how do you rank teams outside the top 15, the ones who don't go to world cups, don't go to the olympics? You're going to use the HWL and only the HWL? The one that starts off with rounds that are area-based and so not a level playing field? That's the same NZ men that finished 2nd in the 2013 HWL, where BEL, GER, ENG finished 5th, 7th, 3rd? The same NZ that had a draw with NED at the last HWC? That finished ahead of GB in Rio? The same NZ women that finished 2nd in the 2015 HWL, where BEL, GER, ENG finished 13th, 3rd, 7th (as GB)? The same NZ that beat AUS, drew with NED in the semis, finished ahead of BEL at the current HWL semis? Even if you concede the merit of winning the various continental tournaments aren't equal, there is a practical reason for the points to be equal as well. But if it's so unfair that it must be replaced, surely you'd want to replace it with something that is fair? But your proposed system isn't, by your own standards. And your proposed system introduces some added practical issues, which you refuse to address, other than to say you don't care about the flaw that'd put the olympic host well inside the top 20 overall. I don't care about the current system's 'flaw' of EUR champs being harder to win than OCE champs, because it doesn't skew the rankings, and the results are fair. Every top team gets 500+ points for turning up to them, every top team has the chance to increase that to 750 if they win. You haven't addressed the existing ones. You say olympic qualification is fair, because everyone has a chance to do so. Even though some teams have to beat nobody (Brazil), some teams have to beat hardly anybody (South Africa), some teams have a very tough path to try and qualify (Ireland). Well, every team has a chance to win a continental championship, too. Every team outside the top 20 has a chance to win their continental qualifier and go to HWL rd 2. You won't tell us which rankings produced by the current system are clearly wrong, which team or teams are ranked much higher or lower than they should be.