Has anybody of those saying that 21*3 is better than 11*5 ever watched 11*5 matches? I have. I really was skeptical, but it is fun to watch. Players are forced to be focused from the beginning, because every rally is important to win a game. Very one sided matches will be shortened significantly while the number of points played in even matchups will be less, but not that much less, so what does it change, really? We get the same break after each game instead of two different breaks at the interval and after the game. It's still the same amount of points players have to play before getting to the interval/end of game. Iirc, this will likely come along with another change that coaching between rallies is not allowed anymore. This is supposed to shorten the break between rallies and I do not see how that can be good for attacking players with a more intense game requiring longer rest before they're able to get that intensity on court again. I do not see the rallies changing too much, really. The stress on the players is quite similar to what it is now, so what's the reasoning behind those statements. I have not played a 11*5 match yet, but I'm curious to try it now. I have watched it and I didn't like it any less than what it is now, despite being very skeptical due to some bad experience with the 7 point games a long time ago. Change is not always bad and if it helps to get badminton to the media, then this (not all that big of a) change is worth it, in my opinion.