I've been a judge for every IGMC except last years, and I just have to say that the field is a lot better than I feel it has ever been.
While I won't claim the top games are as good as previous years yet (haven't done in depth reviews yet, just finished screening), based on screening, I'd say that the floor, the quality of the worst games in the contest, is way higher than it has been in years past.
In the first two IGMCs for instance, roughly 50% of all entries ended up not making it past screening, either from not starting, missing download, or being ridiculously bad to the point of being unable to play for 5 full minutes without pain.
This year, 80+% of the games I screened passed screening, and the ones that didn't were due to being unable to start. Not a single game got screened out in my set for being just bad.
Just wanted to give a quick shoutout to how much the competition has improved!