The Counts As Quandary. Where Do YOU Draw The Line?
It's a hot-button issue for some people, a non-issue for others. For me, it's in between, but very heavily leaning towards non-issue. Basically, I will let opponents proxy or counts-as pretty much anything as anything, as long as both I and they are clear on what's what. I have had people try to switch on me in the middle of a game. Probably on accident, but it is annoying. To avoid this problem while also maintaining my stance on letting people be pretty fast and loose, I have them write down what counts as what, and give that to me. That way, if they do make a 'mistake' I can clarify, they realize their mistake, and we go on with the game in a friendly manner. The only thing that ever would keep me from letting someone proxy or count-as would be if they had an historical track record of trying to play switching games on me. To date, no one has such a track record.
I am interested, though, on what other people think about this. What is your stance? Why? Do you run counts as? Proxy? Will you play against someone who does? Please let me know?