Based on what has been said I am certain I am the judge in question barring some extreme coincidence.
Part of my intent has been on education. I do realize that the number of the regulars who will ever even attend a PTQ can be counted on one hand. However, as a DCI event the level of play should be brought up to be consistent with Regular REL. Players shouldn't be colluding, shuffling face up, and I try to teach some of the more technical rules when they show up.
Another part of my intent is to grow the community. This helps everyone. The other TOs and L2s in the area are excited about me running events because having another L2 in the area running FNMs, in thier view, will cause more kitchen table players to start going to FNMs in the local area increasing the player pool for all the local stores.
I do also want to grow as a judge myself. I saw the opportunity to judge weekly and took it. I'm trying to judge more at every level of play. From PTs to PTQs to the local FNM. I guess I'm not yet used to judging a very casual group. Perhaps my manner doesn't work well with the group already playing in your store. I'm still trying to become accustomed to it.
And I'd like to say now that yes, all the other judges who work FNMs in the area are compensated in some manner, and no two are compensated in the same way. I'll discuss the rest in private.
Note: Because the new forums like eating my posts, this is the fourth time I've written this. I'm sure I missed something.