Naruto Uzumaki: Everyone... everyone... has risked their lives to come after you.
Sasuke Uchiha: Well, how good for them.
Question: Why were the preliminary trials for the Chunin exam done as single elimination? It would not really cause the best of the best to be chosen because when two strong Ninjas fight (like Gaara and Rock Lee) one has to lose, while when two weak ninja (Sakura and Ino) fight, one gets to go through, only to be guaranteed failure. How is that fair?