Don't get me wrong I think the AHA does a fantastic job by and large!! I understand how homebrewing has exploded in the last few years and the problems dealing with that growth. I think that at some point the AHA "might" have to realize that they can no longer put on the NHC in its' current formWe have already realized this and the competition committee is currently talking through the changes we are considering for next year. We are also planning to survey the membership to find out what they want/expect from the competition so that we can make sure they are positive changes. While I can't guarantee we will fix all of the problems and make everyone happy, it won't be because we didn't try to anticipate the needs of the competition.
You guys are awesome. Keep it up!