I disagree that everyone who "gripes the loudest about having to pay are almost always the ones who ruin it for everyone else". I know at least two of the people who have issue with such a price and can tell you they were not drinking and the most certainly were not exhibiting "boorish behvavior". In fact I do know of one guy (a local, non-camping) with a tricked out WRX (he drove in after dark through the open gates) who WAS exhibiting the drunken boorish behavior and he would not bat an eye at paying $400/night. After all he spent tens of thousands on his fancy sports car so what is a small drop in the bucket for the PRIVILEDGE of acting like a drunken horses behind?
As you were not at the event to observe the behavior and who did what I would suggest such generalizations be kept to yourself as they are insulting to folks I met there.They weren't rich by any means, except in character and enthusiasm. Hiking the fees and only allowing the guys with the $100K RVs and toy haulers would ensure it was a WRX ricer super special show and none of the older generation folks would be there. And you would still get boorish behavior because PRIVILEDGE folk do not believe they are answerable to anyone. And we already have a show for that, it is called the Big Northwest Show.
If economic PRIVILEDGE were a magical cure to character flaws, we would not see the likes of Britney Spears and Justin Beiber and their celebrity antics. No, the soul of the WCSS are the folks who keep their older cars alive on a shoestring, do their own wrenching and understand their machines inside and out. Those who drive twenty year old subarus aren't typically your rich folks and that is fine with me.
The latest, fanciest most expensive Subarus and those interested already have plenty of venues such as dealer events, international car shows and industry magazines such as Motor Trend. Twenty - thirty yr old Subaru's really have only this one event.
Dude, get off your high horse. If those 2 people that had a problem with paying $10 to get in, maybe they SHOULD go to BNW where it cost twice that and see what a deal they are getting at WCSS.
I believe you said this in your first post...
$50 security deposit or some such and signed agreement to obey the rules or be subject to a fine. Parking lots can ticket you, why not WCSS?
This was my first WCSS and I met some amazing people. I tried to overlook the bad actors for the most part but at some point they do need to be dealt with.
If you disagree with someone, please do not attack their opinion. Just agree to disagree. If you dont like the New Gen crowd, may I suggest you start your own Old Gen show?