Just a follow up... putting my money where my mouth is:
I submitted two 9.8’s for the recent signing. One came back a 9.6... the other came back a 9.4!
The books were Universals which came back as Signatures.
The 9.6 was cool... but the 9.4 did hurt.
To be completely honest though, If I could do it over, I still would. The Signature is more appealing to me. Even with the drop to 9.4.
That being said, if I was a seller, I’d be crying because the drop, the 9.4 in particular, would be a loss.
bottom line: grade drops occur.
To be clear, most of the 9.8’s