Since this has become somewhat a complain/discuss payout thread, this seems relevant.
The only time I've been frustrated with payouts was at the Sioux Passage Open
I took first in MA1 in a 23 person field. Entry fee was $40 (it was stated that $10 goes to the club, and $5 to something else, so effective $25 going into the pot). In that large of a field, I'd expect something rather significant for first. $35 funny money, I didn't even win my entry fee back. Guess what first in intermediate got? $45.
I don't think lower divisions should ever pay out more than higher divisions - in a PDGA event are the funds from one division required to stay in the same pool for payouts?