It does, in order to get reqs, that stars have to aline. you have to win, like, your first 10 matches without a single loss, and those matches all have to be against players that are on the higher end of the ladder so that you skyrocket to above 2000 within the first few matches. I got really lucky on the suspect ladder. I reached, like, 2400 in my first 10 battles, so now I have a lot of room to lose. The system is so flawed, though. It's dumb. Yeah, see what NixHex has to say about it.
Yeah, I have no idea how you have that high of a win/loss ratio and you still don't have reqs, but I think if you send that to a mod, they'll give you a special app. If not, then, yeah, I would restart.
The check is good so I stamped it, but only 1.5 because of some objective stuff, including your concern about Tornadus "rampaging" :-p. Good check though, there was hardly anything to really change after that point.
A SkypeCast is what Halcyon, Don, RaijueR and I have come up with. You know what Skype is right? One of us just organizes a call, and then we get together and discuss about the metagame/battle. It's a LOT of fun. You should join us if you're free today.