I'm not quite clear what your criterion is for exclusion from worst nodes. If it's "Reaped", I'd agree totally, but otherwise I might differ. Back in the day when I wrote Re: History now influences voting, I didn't have the power to consider nodes and could only downvote to flag them to others. I now check worst nodes most days to see if there is anything that needs considering (although I may do other things, like upvoting a "thank you" that has a negative reputation). Reaped nodes obviously don't need considering, which is why I agree with you, but merely being considered might be problematic. Sometimes nodes sit for weeks with a consideration. I'd also restrict your exclusion to "Worst nodes of the day" rather than to the other categories, as it can be helpful to know which bridges are troll-infested.