Quoted from Schnollms:
I understand ur point and all but I don't think he was intending to "bash" the show. Let's face it, the show just didn't meet his criteria and he was disappointed about it. That's all. Just like how (with all due respect to gabe who is a great guy) Pintastic doesn't meet my show criteria. He's new to pinside and to York and didn't know what to expect. It happens. And believe me, I REALLY appreciate all of the dedication you have towards this show and trying to make it better but I don't think he was I intending to "bash."
It just really hurts me to read stuff like that knowing how much effort Rich, Ivan, Gabe and others put into making these shows happen. I do understand something not meeting your expectations and being disappointed but I also understand when someone like Rich reads something like that it will make him feel very bad after hundreds of hours work trying to make the show something everyone enjoys.
I know at times in the past I have said something in person or in type I later regretted saying but I just though the original post was very harsh.
One thing I think is forgotten by most people is all Rich, Ivan, Gabe and other promoters do is to provide the venue. It is up to all of us to make the show. This year shit outside of my control kept me for joining in the fun of setting up at the show and I still feel bad about that. I kind of feel like I dropped the ball instead of stepping up when Rich needed all the vendors he could get to fill that bigger hall and I think that is why I have such a strong feeling about what the show should or could have been this year.
Anyway - hopefully most people enjoyed themselves at the show. I do agree the SS & DMD machine count was less than it could (or should) have been but that isn't the promoters fault. For people reading these post I think part of the thing to remember going forward is York is a great show if you like EM's & Bingo machines and a decent show for other machines. But York has never been super strong for DMD & SS machines from what I remember in the past. Please correct me if I am wrong about that!