There really haven't been to my knowledge a whole lot of cases that have been predicated on excessive-comp issues. But just the fact that there are a handful I think is telling, because five or ten years ago, you didn't see them at all.
To many people, that's what the true compensation is and what the executives get taxed on. Not until the stock vests can individuals put it in their pockets, and now investors are going to be able to see what it's worth.
It's a clever way to try to get around the problem of giving investors information about individuals whose pay they wouldn't otherwise know about, without expanding the number to an unmanageable extent.
I play smart. I don't go out and try to make every ball.
The final rule will have to weigh a fine balance between giving people metrics and not disclosing proprietary information.