IMHO this will be an awesome series.
If you pay say $450 for an entry into and event and win 30 cases of paint, that's over $1300 in paint. Paint is the one thing that will always be necessary in paintball, and is also the reason sponsorship is hard to come by. It is always about the paint. So this is a great idea.
Having APPA as the registration and keeping the players ranked prevents sandbagging and gives you as a player clout. You can back up your evidence of having experience with your appa id. How many players have claimed to do this or that and have no way of actually proving it.
As far as the ROF goes. It doesn't effect me or any teams I know in the least bit. No matter what, someone will win. It is who has the best game plan, the most heart, and best preparation. I will try and figure out a way to win whether the cap is at 5 bps or 28 bps.
The EPL is listening to the players and has setup open meetings for their players and sponsors to attend and have an input on the league. That is excellent and the EPL so far has done nothing but head in the right direction.
I can't wait for the first event