If you look at 2012 schedule you will find that there are a lot of things that are totally illogical
For example, the week after the Australian Open you find three ATP tournaments : Montpellier, Zagreb and Santiago, then DC and the week later continues with the European and South American swing. Why didn`t the DC was hold straight after the Australian Open so there could have been four straight tournaments in the Latin American swing and three straight ones in Europe?
The week of September 17th Metz and St Petersburg are scheduled after the DC. The week later starts the Asian tour during 3 weeks and after the MS of Shanghai you find two more weeks of indoor tournaments in Europe before Paris Bercy. Again, why not to start the Asian tour on September 17th during three weeks, then after the MS of Shanghai to hold Metz and St Petersburg and continue it in Europe till the MS of Paris Bercy?
At the same time I never understood the reason to hold Dubai before Indian Wells. Why not to hold it straight after the Australian Open or during the 2nd week of the year along with Sydney and Auckland.
The best desicion of 2012: To move Bucharest to the European clay season in April
Not to mention some atrocities that you can see on the Challenger tour
I mean, there can be discussions about what would be the better schedules but to use common sense is not that difficult