David R. wrote:
I got #12, actually my third choice out of five, but I really love them all, so I am super rocky happy !
I should again explain how a 3rd pick beat out a large number of 1st and 2nd picks for the same piece. This became a very convoluted process that I will not likely repeat. But basically, a 1st pick would receive 1 chance to win the first pick, a 2nd pick (who did not win their 1st pick) would get 2 chances to "win" their second pick. A 3rd pick (who failed to win first or second picks) for the same piece would receive 4 chances to win.
I will likely not be repeating the lottery since it was not a simple solution to the question of who gets what. Instead, I will likely go back to the same system that has worked pretty much for the previous 14 SOs, I try to fill each participants requests as best as possible.
The lottery was an attempt to take "me" out of the equation, but it simply does not work in practice as nicely as it sounded.