I started competitive shooting in idpa but, it definitely lives down to its reputation of a bunch of old guys standing around arguing about how to shoot the stage. More time is spent arguing about the damn rules than shooting.
I switched and shoot ipsc, no discussion, shoot the stage how you see fit. Usually 1 to 1.5 hrs faster with the same overall stages and round count.
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all." ~Thomas Jefferson