I'd like to take some time to address your thoughts.
Beer -- You should try to get some donated.
Complaints -- I offer my "complaints" as constructive criticism. If your attitude is that those who complain shouldn't come to the convention, it is you and not me that has an "attitude" problem.
Late registrations -- The people who registered late did not have to sit in the "other room" because they registered late. They had to sit in the other room because someone didn't do their homework. Three out of the last five conventions had more than 240 people. Maybe that should have been a hint to get a hall that holds more than 240.
Purity Springs -- I'm tired of hearing that excuse that closer to the mountain meant more money. The convention was held at Purity Springs because one of the organizers of the NH convention worked there. They never looked at other locations.
Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the convention, because I got to see friends I only see once a year or less. What troubles me is the attitude that we have to make do with poor planning and say "that will have to do." We're highpointers. We get things done. Just because "everybody" always takes one way to the mountain, it doesn't mean we can't find a new and perhaps better way to get there.