I like this layout. I think it inspires the front players to make fast sprints. It gives the middle players limited options forcing them to move up and be a part of the game faster , and provides a challenge fora back player who thinks he can just sit and lane from one spot and be effective.
This layout , in my opinon has less of the same predictable snake and dorito take my grandma to the car wash / using the same play we rehersed a million times so we can win.
I support the NPPL for their creativity and courage to try a new approach to gameplay.
Now lets see if I say that after the beach !