I'm afraid you are wrong Wolfman. If you don't have a game set for 2 or more ends, ie. you are only playing a one end game, then score and ratings both determine how much a person either gains or loses in ratings. If you lose a one end game by 5, your ratings will change more dramatically than if you lost the game by 1. If you don't believe me go to the website and check the rating calculator. If winning is all that should count, then winning by 5 in a one end game should not be more beneficial than winning by one. Again, I believe this contributes to people leaving after a one end game. If you are a subscriber, you can set the number of ends, but a large number of players are not. There are a large number of complaints made by people leaving after one end. I was trying to suggest a way to possibly minimize this problem.