You have banned normal playthrough because you think elves remove challenge from the game...
seriously, in my mind, it's like requiring people in S2 to never spindash, because it makes the game too easy... wtf
If you don't like them, you shouldn't be competing... challenges are a fully seperate category from speedruns, and manipulating what can and cannot be done does NOT show what humans are capable of making the game do, which has always been the goal of modern speedrunning.
I could see Ultimate being added into the charts, but at the moment, it's not there.
Honestly, more than anything, I'm sick of people refusing to annihilate a game as fast as possible because they feel it's "cheap" or something of the sort. We aren't here to test how much time you've put into a level, nor are we here to test who's more skillful, as it's not the kind of competition. Rather, we're here to see how badly we can hurt this game. How fast can we beat every section of it. How low can it really go, in human hands.
If you're going to handi-cap every record, how are we supposed to define ourselves as the best competition website on the planet for our game, like TSC has? Sure, maybe we could have the "best non-elf times" ever, but that's very different from challenge runs in other games, and it's also very different from speedrunning.
People are opposed to glitches in much the same fashion, in my eyes: They see it as an unfair advantage in a game.
I'm sorry, but the only unfair advantage they gain is that they understand that HOW they do it is of little or no consequence, because they realize that the goal of speedrunning isn't to play through a game, or enjoy the scenery, or the music, but rather, quite simply, to stop the clock as early as possible, by any means possible.