A 1, is a 1, is a 1 (or 2, 3, etc). There is a standard that needs to be met in order to get a 1 (or 2, 3, etc). How wide the range is or isn't is not relevant...if the standard is met, then the appropriate rating is assigned.
If you looked at my band's sheets, you would notice that the judges picked up, and commented on the good things we were doing as well as the things we needed to work on. Sorry, your complaint there won't wash either. You got a 3, your band had more bad things going on than good...hence the impression that the bad things were all they were looking at.
Sorry, music is the most important factor. Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Band, Jazz Band, Mariachi Band. Notice a pattern there? All of those groups have the word "band" in them. Meaning, regardless of the ensemble, you are a BAND first, and the style second.
Perhaps you should re-evaluate the priorities of your program for the future. That way your music will also be a 1, and your band will receive a well deserved 1. Calling judges "morons" isn't going to help convince them of that...playing well will. Your posts sound like you are a relatively young director. You need to put your Big Boy Pants on and focus on improving the aspects of your group that the judges said needed work. If you've been in the business for more than 5 years, you sure have the rest of us fooled...you still need to put your Big Boy Pants on.