Completely agreed with this coment. Reading AR9 or superior is rewarding by itself just because it allows you play most of [Extras] and +5 stars maps... and I don't like the idea that this bonus raises precisely these maps that already have harder patterns difficulty just because being higher AR by itself. Appart that AR is a really polemic fact because a map can be easier if played on AR8 but harder at AR10 meanwhile the opposite can happen ... high AR (below AR+10.33) can make the same easier or harder depending each individual player and I don't find just that players with only higher AR reading that can't read well AR9 or lower at all get more rewarded from AR than players that can read AR9 and AR10's alike.It takes a lot of practice to read high AR / low AR in the first place so I don't see why it wouldn't give any reward, already that "reading a map" doesn't give anything at first... So yes... obviously, EZ should have a PP boost, or in any case, the AR has to be considered in my opinion.
Changing topic, EZ is not a really balanced mod at all but it's viable ranking with it (if you can ). If you look at millhioreF you can look that EZ is really fine on this algorythm, 98% of EZ is equivalent to 91% FC at no mod (on OD7 vs OD3.5) thing that I find really fair. It can't be considered farming because the really effective EZ players are really strange exceptions and players with atleast 1 EZ rank are less than 250's in total. The only thing I don't like at EZ's pp distribution is how bad accuracy scales because of the really low OD, it's more likely "FC is enough and worth, I don't need at all raising accuracy". And I would say EZ should NOT have a pp boost from reading difficulty because that could make it somehow overrated and if AR is no longer considered EZ should been beneficiated from this.
AR10 might be easier on some maps, same as ar10.3 but it's only easier if you can actually read it. Poeple spent weeks to learn to read this AR, I think it's something harder to do than just playing some AR8 / 9 and get the same amount of PP than someone who has gotten a new skill.
Like...seriously, someone who plays AR10.3 only all day won't be able to play Easy at all. It would need a lot of time/practice to do it. And when he will finally be able to FC a map with Easy he will probably get nothing because DT gives way more PP than anything else. So for a system who's supposed to work on INVIDUAL skill...