Can't help feel there is a degree of inconsistency- it was supposed to be purely on votes, but wasn't that why they ditched the vote counters last year?
At the end of the day I think we should realise that this is also a commercial exercise and journalistic interest/potential to reach different groups will affect how RW and Asics view the selections. It has happened before and will happen again.
It is just a shame that people get their hopes and aspirations wound up with it, as well as the knock on effect on friends/colleagues/loved ones.
Just like the X-factor without high waisted trousers and Karaoke singers that look like Deputy Dawg aka Stevi