Particle counts do indeed have their issues.
I use them for some things, not others.
And Lamont is right. Thay can be meaningless.
But still, it is a tool I use. Carefully.
But try this,
An high end 18/16/13 code can have 1 more particle in each range and become a low end 19/17/14
Or, a low end 18/16/13 can add 4 times as many particles and still be a 19/17/14.
so, is it relevant or not? That's why I get paid.
Non of that make any difference in the world of Beta ratings, sure, they may not be perfect. But it is info done to a standard.
And Pablo, sorry, but P1 beat eao.