Steve Rhodes' dissatisfaction with the structure of one-day cricket in this country will resurface tonight when Worcestershire play their opening match in the NatWest Pro40 at New Road.
The Royals take on Gloucestershire in the game's latest limited-overs competition, which replaces the 45-over version adhered to in recent years but - not for the first time this season - the Worcestershire director of cricket is not happy with the new format.
Rhodes was less than enamoured with the new two-conference shape of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy and stated as much before the start of that tournament. He's done the same again.
As the title suggests the Pro40 is a slimline version but what aggravates Rhodes is the fact that teams play each other only once and not twice as in its predecessor, the totesport League.
"It is something of a strange tournament," Rhodes said."We are playing teams only once and that means you can either be lucky or unlucky whether you get some home or away.
"I enjoy cricket that is even, one of the things I liked about last year's structure was playing in a league where you met teams twice.
"Even if we get promoted, next season there is still not going to be any equality there - that is frustrating because it's not a totally even contest."
Thumbs down then.
However, Worcestershire will go into this evening's clash with the Gladiators desperate to regain their
status in the top division of the one-day league.
If they are to do that they will have to return to the form that saw them end the C&G Trophy with a skip and not reproduce their placid Twenty20 Cup displays.
Worcestershire struggled in the latter competition but put a slow start in the former behind them to finish third in the table.
Rhodes hopes a hugely promising season - they are also challenging strongly for elevation in Division Two of the County Championship - has not been permanently derailed.
"I don't think we have lost the momentum," he said. "We have not done as well as we wanted to considering the way we were playing in June but, as sure as eggs are eggs, we were going to lose a cricket match at some stage.
"We are almost starting the season again. We have had a week off and looked at it in terms of our preparation and mentally as though it is a second pre-season.
"I was very pleased with the way our form went in the last two C&G games. It was good to beat both Warwickshire and Yorkshire and put on 270 both times, once at home which is a feat. I would like to think we can recreate that."