>The system really isn't broken, and doesn't need fixing, especially when
>the "fix" doesn't achieve the stated goals and causes so much heartache.
>That the status quo ante is not aesthetically pleasing to some is not a
>worthy enough reason.
...and if you combine the arts and sciences into one order, where will
You'll start hearing people wanting to merge knights and masters into one
Chivalry; merge the fighters and archers into one combined fyrd and one
combined hirth; merge all peerage orders into one ("We do grant Nameless
Needless a Peer of the Realm for his excellence in [specialty]").
In other words, you might actually get something that, according to some
people, would be a lot more period than off-the-cuff SCA accidental....
Alban, who's been hearing such arguments, pro and con, for, oh, 30 years or