I voluntarily played up this season because I know im not a 3.0 anymore and I joined a 3.0 adult team just as a "formality". I played 3.5 adult instead so I get bumped naturally by the computer for "3 wins, 3 strikes" or w/e and my YER will be 3.5 "C" instead of "S".
I was not about to self-rate up because I dont want to be punished for my good intentions heh.
I know I can "play" 4.0 already, but im not ready quite yet.
I dont consider myself "at" NTRP unless I can win 51% of the time against the top half of the teams in a flight/section. I'm pretty sure I can do that in 3.5 adult this coming year, but we'll see.