I had a valid question asked of me today. "Why are you entering your own challenge? Isn't that kind of unfair?"
This is a totally valid question. I am participating in the Challenge, but will not enter any of my projects in the scoring process.
I am participating because I believe I should not ask anyone to do anything that I am not willing to do myself.
And, this is also a fun way to keep up on what's going on with everyone else, and to be giddy with excitement at their progress.
It's SUPPOSED to be fun. If it's not fun, change the game you're playing. :-D