Everyone is different. I for example live in Madison MS ( central MS) so a trip to anywhere in MS and back home is easily done in a day. So a state wide tag is great for me. For others a 100 mile radius is a good number and day ride.
Several states have different area tag-o rama areas such as north, central, south and others even have several tags going on at a time.
I do know that the current tags have stayed around central MS and I suspect that when it starts to go all over the state it may take longer to find. I also knew that me posting a 3 week old photo would cause discussion. After talking to Backwoods at bike night last night I went ahead and did it. I do not see myself as lazy or cheating because I would have no problem coming up with any number of fun and good ones. I just like the one I did post, we had a great time there and I wondered how long it would take for others to reconize it. Not long I see.
I like the South Florida guidelines.
In reality it does not matter to me. My only problem was learning how to post pictures. I cound have had most of the tags so far if I just new how to post the pic.