I really agree with galaxyshield here. The seeding is nice for important tournaments but here we have only several and in most of the tourneys we ahve good guys competing for the first place in the end anyway so the seeding would only discourage lesser gods from participating, and that's the least we want to accomplish, right?
What is kind of weird is that in one of my spilt tourneys I'm with all the supposedly "bad" players and in the other group we have 4 1800 guys. In my group there's this guy of 1300 who was some time ago a 1950 player (help!! I need help!!!) so he'll probably kill us all off and then reach the winners group. I must admit that for split it would be preferable to have the better players divided over the two groups but for the rest I think random is fine unless we're talking about an important tourney, like the Championship, or a tourney where you can actually win something (yes I know it's rare but they do exist!).
I think what the random seating allows is for groups to have players of somewhat even strength fighting it out...Group 1 has three players of all somewhat even strength near 1800 fighting for number 1...while in group two three 1600 players battle it out for the top in the group...and I know it happens alot where this happens, i play in a ton of tourneys too. Just having one 1900 rated player in each group destroying the competition, with no one to harm him in his way to the second round kind off seems foolish...stick with the random system, and hopefully you get a good set up. Ive seen worse, ive seen Everyday once rated 2300 get a group of eight where his next opponent was 1400...it just happens...you just hope your on the good end 🙂
Seems like the higher rated guys don't fancy having people who can actually give them a game in the same group early on... I'm with Galaxyshield on this one too, you just have to beat whatever's in front of you - or in my case, lose early and lose often ;p