I wonder if it's a case of absence making the heart grow fonder kind of thing but it seems like everyone was a lot more chill during the discussions. Bringing the categories back to the forefront is a great change, and two per day seems like the perfect amount that doesn't leave everyone feeling exhausted. I also appreciate that they did some prep work the week before, like laying the groundwork for the top 10 on the Beastcast. My one criticism is that I wish there was a written article summarizing the categories and top 10. Obviously, expecting it on Friday would be absurd, but I thought one would've shown up a few days after.
Overall, I enjoyed GOTY 2020. I'm glad the staff addressed the major complaints from the previous years and kept things collected while discussing who should win each category. I think this is a good direction for GOTYs going forward, and I hope they'll be able to maintain this if they go back to in-person discussions :)