Absolutely right, Alan. Increments are an indispensable part of serious blitz chess, even more so than in rapid and classical, in the digital age. I thoroughly enjoyed chucking the pieces about and hammering clocks in my schooldays .. But we have moved on now.
Ken You can't just change the time control of a tournament based on noticeboard comments. This must be voted on at an AGM. This is very unprofessional. If you do this then let's just change the time control of the Richardson final for fun even though it has been advertised in advance too.
It seems straightforwards that the event should proceed with 5 and 0 as that was as advertised and what folk will expect on the day.
Personally I prefer to play with increments though would suggest to Alan and Craig that 4 and 2 is by far better than 3 and 2. Actually 3 and 2 will give most folk less time for most of their games I think....I do not think this is what anyone wants?
I think most club players play 5 and 0 when using clock's and that this will be a more familiar time control for them ...it's possible that 3 and 2 could prove unpopular on the day...it may be a majority of players like me and Craig and Alan would want increments but I would be surprised if most would want 3 and 2!
Of course I do not know everyone's preferences and possibly the noticeboard is not the best test of opinion.
Whatever the time control on the day I think some certainty is called for...maybe Ken could have a think about this and make another posting?