I think WHW events have a pretty good system with most of there softer events, they don't have sportsmanship points they just have an awars that they give out and they only give out if one someone goes up to them and say 'this guy was really polite, friendly etc.' and it is generally the painting which splits all the players who win all there games (as there are generally a lot of them), if in a tournament everyone plays everyone then painting scores become unfair because it is eady to find who is the best.
You may be asking well why not use VP to distinguish but the scoring for the 6th ed games types can vary from a max of 6 pts in one game (Relic) to 18 in other (like the scouring) so person X can win the relic and lose the scouring and have a total VP of say 10 whereas it could be the other way around and you have 16 VP. Some tourneys put winners against winners but this won't solve that probelm because you could win but have a huge range of different VP results, and it would just depends who you are put up against (whether it is someone who is of equal skill or is just starting out) as to whether you get more VP or not.
The player is the person who controls how well they paint or whether they win or not, but the victory points per game depends on the scenarios played and who they are put up against). As I said WHW have a very good system and the painting is split up into several categories worth 3 pts (may be wrong) and they are, basing, sqaud markings, leader, appearance as a whole and something else I can't remeber, this gives you a maximum of 15pts and the games can get you 30pts and in softer tourney's this doesn't really matter because if you have an amazingly painted army you could be put against 3 grand tournament finalists and lose all your games. But it more competitive tourneys this amount of points is brought right down to balance it.
I do though completely agree with the having your list in on time points as its not a skill as to whether you can give it in, anyone can do it, it justs speeds things up for the TOs and makes the tourny run more smoothly .
Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination
MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow