You're going to have to spell it out for me then, because I apparently lack a brain. If you are suggesting we go from an inclusive model to an exclusive model like the MCAB then I disagree that is the right direction.
We also considered the situation where only beers that qualified in other competitions could be entered. Personally I think this goes against the spirit of the NHC, where anyone can win. I think the inclusiveness is one of this competitions greatest strengths.
If that's the best reason that you've got to not use sanctioned BJCP comps as qualifiers then the solution is an absolute no brainer.
I don't understand this statement at all. As it stands now, the NHC is extremely exclusive. The only folks allowed to participate are those that can take the time out of the middle of their workday to hope that they might, just possibly, get through the system far enough to enter the comp.
The only aspect that is inclusive is that yes, anyone can enter any beer they feel like no matter how crappy or not it might be. Adding a third round (preliminary qualifiers) in no way reduces that inclusiveness as again, anyone can enter those (and not be subject to the exclusiveness of the first paragraph).