It does make sense though. Two way tie with four golds each, except one of them only sent four and the other had one that was a 13...I agree it's a fine tiebreaker. But this year the other will not have sent 13. Far more likely to have 4 golds each, and they each sent the max of 5 beers.
Edit: If you send 5 beers to NHC and win 4 gold medals, you're OK in my book.
we haven't heard any numbers, but from previous interest levels it feels more like we'll have three people tied with two silver medals out of the max of 3 entries...
it could still work out though, and it is what it is. A victim of our hobby's awesomeness/growth.
I will say that I'd like to see any random selection methods avoided at all costs. if it comes down to that, I'd give it to the person who won the biggest categories before I'd flip a coin. I have less problem with steel cage matches.
but that's, just, like, my opinion, man!