because its an accolade that players work hard to achieve. only one club gets to win a flag every year and only a specific type of midfielder gets to win a brownlow every year. every other player has to look to AA selection for legitimacy and is regularly brought up when discussing a players achievements over their career.
The selection panel is full of media buffoons, AFL suits and sooks who will p1ss and moan if their club of interest doesn’t pick up enough selections to their liking.
much like the brownlow, the system needs a massive overhaul