Got my Philly sheets too. Got a 40 in SHV for a Kona Oatmeal Stout and advanced to mBOS. No place awarded so assuming I am not advancing. Still happy with the score and it's consistency. Got same score for same beer in local contest and won 1st there so was hoping for advancement, but the NHC is obviously the next level.
In regards to the entry debate. Looking at the number of entries per entrants over the past 4 years as listed on the website, there's an average of 4 beers per entrant over that time. So obviously for every person entering 30+ beers, there's many entering just one. Seems like the easiest way to increase individual entrants is the idea of limiting entrants initially, but allowing additional beers to be added after a certain time period. You're still going to have the same amount of entries with a cap per region, but at least this will give additional time for those not readily available to log on a chance to get in.