The new badge collection method is a big plus. It takes a lot of the stress out of FAs for me. I really hated the tripping over myself stopping and starting to collect badges while doing tourney or map neighbor visits. For prizes, the doubled up artifacts (being able to choose which one you need most) is a plus. As far as the inter FS competition part (the pit) goes, probably the FS experience points might be the most valuable prize. This kind of event is still geared for people who can teleport most of their city to storage and set up level 1 factory and workshop farms - and with months of churning out creatures for chap 19 to go I'm not going to interrupt chapter progress for FA. For me, I put more into FA when I'm between chapters and with the push to make chapters take forever to finish it seems I never have a break between chapters unless I put off starting one for several months. While I'll never be an FA fan, there's no major reason for me to utterly hate them anymore. Oh and the way to check who donated to a stage works well too.