True that, but public is attracted to eye candy (that's why it's called like this) than the coding. Most likely, voters of a contest have almost nothing to do with its object. They won't care for a structured code and how well it is built, they will care for the visuals.
Vote 30% only, so if difference between given participants is small the adventage/disadventage you can get by poll is even less.
Judges judge the world here =)
Espacialy Maggy :SSSSS I bet his comments will make me laught enought to lose my breath.
EDIT: BUGZ YOU READ IN MY MIND. NOOOOOOOOOOO
the maximum points from the judging one could get is 31.5 since its only 70% of the final score. And since theres so many people, that a very close range will be hit with all contestants, so in this contest, with the low values of all the preferences, the public pole can change the outcome of the contest.
why everyone dislikes Bugz's entry? it's nice! i'm gonna vote for him
it have nice descrition, nice model, fites the theme very well!
this cannot be, a nice entry to have only 3 votes!