I didn't really like that point sparring tournament because some people lose the flavor of anything they have been trained and they stand there with their leg up and chambered ready to kick the second you get close enough.

YES!!! Thankyou for adding that. I cant stand point-sparring because it doesnt prove anything, when it comes to martial arts. Its more of a balance competition, who can keep their leg up the longest. What martial art focuses on this? NONE... so whats the point, to get a medal?

I would definately prefer full contact. However, I have never participated in a full contact match, so this is more of a guess. I prefer medium contact, since this is what we do at my school. Personally, I dont like tournaments at all, since there are way to many rules added to it.