Is the accused summoner level still a factor in judgement of the player? If it is, why can we not see the summoner levels of the player in question?
Is keeping the identity of the player in question really that big of a deal? Nothing is keeping the community from saying "report SummonerName1337" instead of saying "report xin" and there have been times when having this information has been useful in rendering a proper judgement. For example, I have been seeing a lot of intentional feeding cases where the report is only for a single game with a score like 1/16/x and the accused says literally nothing. This is a typical behavior for both a brand new player and a troll. Based on this information I can only skip or pardon. In the past, I have had such a case and looked at the players match history to see games where they ran Mobility and stacked Zeals in a previous game--punish. I have also had similar situations where the accused was level 4 and probably just didn't know any better--pardon.
I didn't realize that skipping counted against case limit. This is not going to change my use of the skip button (I usually skip cases like the ones mentioned above). However, my first reaction was "I guess I'm going to have to come to a judgement one way or the other on every case". I reconsidered, the IP reward, for me at least, is too insignificant to be a factor in a judgement. Not sure if the same can be said for all players--further evidence that our good professor is correct that IP rewards should probably go away. Maybe in the mean time skipping should not count against case limits?