I think the reason why the map quality tends to drop, is because we have had 160 maps of the week. Which means that there is around 640 maps that have been up there each week. It is difficult to find good maps that haven't already been up there.
Agreed. There are some legitimately good maps that don't qualify only because they were in the running before and lost, and then there are some legitimately shitty maps that have won just because it was the least shitty option. The system needs to change.