There was a really terrific article about rank and testing by Sensei Auge, that was posted a few months back
I think Mr. Auge makes great sense in this, and maybe it is time to revisit the article. Rank does have its purpose, although it is an individuals decision whether they want to test or not, as Mr. Baker points out. I am all for testing, and do think it has great value. This is off the topic of the glass ceiling a bit.....
Happy New Year to all!