Simply put, my opinion is yes, something should be done to adjust the ratings of quarterbacks to make their worth more equal to that of other positions.
I enjoyed Hazlewood's original post in this thread, but his mistake was the use of the word "normalizing." For some reason people have chosen to latch onto that word and can't get past it. It would help, as far as the results of this poll goes, if those people could see that the GD engine that "normalized" the player rating system for games played between two teams in seperate divisions is something entirely different than the idea of boosting the value of quarterback's GUESS ratings to more accurately reflect a real life ranking system and to not "reward" with a higher ranking those coaches who didn't have to sign a QB in their class.
As Hazlewood said, QB cores being lower than that of other positions is clearly the cause of the problem. Looking at DII, because that is what I'm most familiar with, if you sign a QB with 50 GI, 50 Tec, and 50 Str, then you have signed a stud QB who you can hope to win NCs with down the road. If you take that same 50, and apply it to a RBs Spd, Str, and Elu, then we're talking about a player who is DIII caliber at best. Knowing this, it seems clear that something should be done to adjust for it when releasing the final rankings.
As the ranking system currently works, (again looking at DII) if three different teams each have one scholarship to fill, and the first signs the #110 rated DL, and the second signs the #60 rated LB, while the 3rd team signs the #1 QB in the country, that 3rd team who signed the star QB finishes lower in the rankings than both of the other two teams. I would say that should definitely be adjusted.
I would just like to add that I in no way meant this as any sort of slight to the current GUESS reports, and I apologize if it came off that way. GDreports is a huge part of what makes this game as entertaining as it is, and I don't think I would play any longer if they weren't around. I've said it several times before, but WIS should really be paying Hazlewood for what he does and I would love for the GUESS reports to be incorporated into the WIS site. The WIS recruiting rankings, as well as their Pre and Post season All-American teams are an absolute joke and need to be completely blown up and started over from scratch.