SUMMARY: Adjusting titles to be more like Championship titles.You'd think that the easiest thing to do to make the Performance titles more like Championship titles would be to just add P. As in--
AD - P-AD (or PAD)
AAD - PAAD
MAD - PMAD
SM - PSM
JCH - PJCH
But no, they have to get fancy.
AD - PD
AAD - APD (oops, APD USED to mean P-ADCH; now *that's* confusing!)
MAD - MPD
SM - PKM (yeah, that's obvious--)
JCH - PJCH (now, see, isn't this one easy?)
So it's not even self-consistent: Sometimes the P is in the middle, sometimes it's not.
But at least the Championship title (which used to be "APD" so everyone said, "Performance Championship") now looks like a CH: PDCH. Three cheers for that!
But I still think I'll have to continue saying, "P-AAD," "P-MAD," and so on. SO much easier than constantly saying "performance equivalent to ...", which is what I say every time someone asks or when we send out announcements about new titles.
Link to download PDF comparing old and new Performance titles, and also Championship vs Performance titles (which they wouldn't even need if they had done it logically! but ok I'll be quiet now): https://www.usdaa.com/article.cfm?newsID=1732