am also just seeing this post now !!!
this is definitely a problem and affects many of us.
Apart from being busy with life - this problem contributes to more than 50% of my loss of interest to PSC . .you would go all out and do a good clean chop, and only comeout with minimal votes but when you look at the #of views you see 100+ and you see the winning chop ... is no where near as good as the others.
its heartbreaking and time consuming to work on a chop that consumed a quarter/half/whole of your day and get no votes and see a winning chop that is way below the standard of other chops.
Its a desease!! maybe PSC should NOT have any usernames attached to the posts in the comps untill the results are out, cause i could swear some of you guys vote based on who posted and not the quality of work