Before I dive into the whole "Fair" - "Unfair" BS.
Does anyone know when Gencon will update the hotel list for this year with participating Hotels and their prices? Should be a few more added and I'm sure their prices will have changed again from last year.
Far as the "Fair". It's all realitive. Those stomping their feet and throwing a tantrum because they don't like the lottery system for the best hotels. If you don't want to show because of it. Then don't show. Gencon has been seeing record attendance year after year. So 50,... 100,... 500 don't want to show because of it. They really wont notice. Considering attendance was up nearly 5,000 over last year. They'll find plenty of people to replace you. And keep growing.
Personlly, conduct a poll. See how many like - Dislike - Don't Care about the lottery. And live with the results.
Or maybe we could go back to the way it use to be in Milwaukee. Get a hotel list in the mail. Check off the top 5 in order you would prefer, mail it back. Wait a month to get another letter telling you what hotel you got stuck with that you didn't want and have to live with that choice.
Personally, I'm fine with the lottery system. All is good.
And I applaud your prognostication, knowing that there will never be a year where the number of disgruntled former customers outnumber the number of new customers. Glad you're not running the show and don't want honest feedback from long time customers hoping to give one of their favorite vacation expereinces honest feedback about why they may not attend. Even if I do attend, I want to make sure Gen Con gets my feedback on how to make the experience better, not sure why you seem against that.