Originally Posted by FFacs
I think people are nervous because they believe the number of invites per round will be lower than other years. Add to that the backlog of very high points over the past months and they have serious concerns.
I got invited a few years back now, and saw the same pattern emerge since 2015. Each year the bar went higher, and each year people said "don't worry, it will come down again by November".
IMO they are really pushing for people to take regional visas. I suspect 189 is really only to be for the high point scorers (who I don't view as the best of the best, TBH)
Couldn't agree more with you.. My local experience is worth only 10 points over an english test which is 20.. it just doesnt make sense...