I don't believe it is the intent of members who are critical of the '08 rally site to spoil the rally for anyone. At most, I think some are trying to understand how it came to be selected and prevent a reoccurance of, what they hope is, a temporary lapse in good judgement by the selection committee.
Someone proposed that there is an excellent fit between the MOA International Rally and ski resort areas. This seems to make perfect sense to me. Ski resort areas have it all -- mountains, lodging, restaurant facilities, the ability to handle large crowds -- and they are under-booked during Summer months, looking for opportunities to host major Summer events.
Like any real estate transaction, the top three criteria for a rally site should be location, location, location. If the best that can be said about the '08 rally location is you have the opportunity to ride through some really nice areas on the way to and from Gillette, one has to question the wisdom of its selection.
I'd like to learn more about the due diligence process exercised in the selection of a rally site. Something in the process has to be skewing the result such that a place like Gillette floats to the top of the list.