Wasn't gonna comment but then people started insulting my Guild Leader.
Bottom line is this: The official rules stated that the decision would be made solely by the devs BUT would be based, IN PART, on the votes of the community. That is there in black and white.
However, if you keep reading the GoW legal team covered their tushies and stated that reserve the right to modify, change, or cancel the rules at their sole discretion.
As @DrPhoenixJ already stated it is an honor to be amongst the Top Ten! So let's keep it civil and behave ourselves so the dev's give us MORE opportunities to win awesome GoW swag!!