Whilst I don't mind the top 8, the top 5 is definitely the best system for finals. The current top 8 system rewards mediocrity. By my calculations the Broncos could lose this weekend, giving them a 11-13 record, and still make the finals. I do like the top 8 in that it gives us more finals games and keeps teams interested for longer in the season, but it does reward teams who maybe do not deserve to play finals footy. I know most of you will know this, but under the top 5, the minor premiers get week 1 off, 2 plays 3 and get a 2nd chance if they lose and 4 and 5 are knockout. Fairer system imo and rewards the minor premiers with a week 1 rest.