I'd like to see this fleshed out a bit more by people who are a little more familiar with the exact parameters of the boost program. I know that the U.S. was affected, I'm pretty sure of the effects at the time, and I believe that the April announcement coincides when the termination of the program here. It looks like there was a continuing program that conferred much smaller advantages to continue to try to get countries off the ground. I believe that ended, but I'm not sure when.
The article is primarily written from a U.S. perspective because I've read the past discussions about the impact on the upper leagues in the U.S. (and, when I wrote the RH Crew article, I realized that it was something that wasn't covered in the wiki and probably should be). --Mr Wednesday 20:24, 2 June 2006 (UTC)