I thought this was interesting. It might be old news to some of you, but some of you likely haven't read this:

Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis Zero
The PT group is not supposed to balance the game on a competitive level. We're going to use other resources for that once we ironed all of the huge bugs out. The PTs are there to a) help bughunting, b) ensure a semblance of balance in diverse, unorganized playing fields (-> pubs), and c) determine what is fun and what isn't. Nothing more, nothing less.