I completly agree. I do not like the Journey's, my girls do not like the Journey's. We only do what we have to for advancement. My daughter just completed her Gold Award, the Journey being the only pre-requisite is a joke, it in no way compares to what my son had to do to complete his Eagle Scout award. When the journey's were first introduced I wrote to the national office outlineing my disappointment and the differences in the award now and I was just thanked for writing and told that some people liked them and some people didn't but basically thats the way this is now. I am also very disappointed in the lack of choices in badges now, I feel that they are just making all these changes as a way to make more money.