This direct + rule change will really hurt me if it goes through. Since I only scalp listed stocks, this rule change along with all the other possible order execution changes, may force me into switching to the NASDAQ. BUt I'd rather not. So.. I just sent a email to the NYSE via their website, letting them know I am a professional trader and that I do 600,000 shares a month. I said the rule changes were upseting and forcing me and many other listed traders I know to think about switching from listed to NAsdaq. I have no idea if this is the best route to be heard to the NYSE decision makers. And I doubt this will have any impact, BUT we listed scalpers who feel this way MUST make our voice heard! It is the only chance we have. And it feels good to let off some steam to the people in charge. I realize. or conjecture that the reason for the rule change is directly related to specialist firms making less money lately and I'm sure they have been letting the NYSE know they are upset. We must do the same! Now I have no idea what kind of effect that NYSE traders, small proprietary traders like me, have on the total volume of the NYSE but I suspect if enough of us pulled out, it would be significant. Anyway, I'm rambling, but I hope more people do the same, or at least give me some feedback.