That is where I get confused? Wouldn't that guy in North Korea still be able to join regardless if set either ANY or NORMAL preference? Having 3 options really doesn't make any sense to me. Hell having two options doesn't make any sense. Like Sennalike said it should default to BEST and give the choice of NORMAL to the player to change if struggling to find a game. But BEST still only play with BEST. God the more and more we discuss this it seems like this is the best solution and possibly an easy fix. But it will be nothing but hopes and dreams.
Yup and that is why this system is useless...
You have to remember there is the lions share of player's out there that will never look into this.
It's not the players with the broken search preference system its treyarch.