Transparency in the OU Council
After a heated IRC discussion in #pokemon, I'd rather let this spill onto the forums where we can discuss things respectably and we can say what we need to say.
There is this trap we keep falling prey to and that is how we nominate suspects via Council without looking towards the real cause of problems. Obviously the elephant in the room is the ability Drizzle and how many people feel it's broken even at this point. You may notice the latest 2 OU Suspects are Tornadus-T and Keldeo, two of the most feared Rain Sweepers out there.
The issue is, this kind of came out of nowhere. I had heard about it ahead of time but why wasn't Drizzle even a topic of discussion this time around? It didn't seem like the people I've seen talking on IRC even knew that Drizzle was yet again off the table and now we have a bunch of hatred from OU players because once again, Drizzle is going untested while yet more OU Pokemon are now up as a suspect (and I'm confident at least 1/2 of these are banned).
I could make a post about why Drizzle has been absolutely broken ever since BW 1 came out and if that's necessary from several players I'm sure we could easily do this (just in the short conversation I saw, BKC, Ojama, mostwanted, TFC, and other high profile players have been in agreement about Drizzle being broken).
So we aren't allowed to discuss Drizzle in threads according to OU moderators, and we aren't testing it either. How is it ever going to get put up as a suspect? There needs to at least be a way for us to see how the OU Council decides to suspect and maybe look at an alternative because I just can't believe Drizzle yet again is not a suspect with how vocal much of the community has been. Maybe we should have a discussion thread as a whole where people can voice their opinions on possible suspects and then the council lets us know which ones they see as the most viable one to suspect test.