That was my opinion on some of the events, too. But since I didn't go, I figured I might not have the best perspective. It's not so much that the events were all bad as it seems there were significant gaps in the programming while having a fair number of events that were testing some of the same things. Also, looking at yoke times, I question the ability of manual stopwatch operation to accurately rank 30+ guys when in some cases .2 seconds can jump you half a dozen places or more.
I'm hoping to qualify for USS nationals, too. If I do well, I might see you there.