Phil's Rambling Rants
Changing the eligibility on the person awards so someone can't win their second Best Performer or Writer/Composer until 5 years after the first is a good idea. My own personal feeling is still that someone who has won the award in the past should be handicapped, so if for example Cat is on the ballot again in 2009, I will only vote for her if I think she's enough better than the second place that she deserves a redundant award. But that's a subjective decision that I couldn't put into words as a clear rule even if I were picking the awards myself. I suppose one could say that a person should only get a second (or third) award if the things they've done since they won the last award, ignoring their previous work, deserve the award, but our minds don't work that way.