I am not kidding with the following story.
I decided to finally try the trial of style event on my pally. First attempt, no idea what was going on and I won 3rd place. I did it again with my pally and got second place.
Decided to switch to my mage because after playing since vanilla she has a lot more transmog choice and I kid you not. I won.
First prize. With this awful set up.
I am going to do this event every time. It is so much fun.