They are too greedy, and they aren’t always well organized. At my last meet I didn’t know the lifting order or which flight I was in until about 20 minutes before my flight (turns out I was in the first one) started. Another guy told me they switched the flights around right before the first one, he was supposed to be in the 2nd flight and because of that only got three warm up sets before his opener, they told him it was too late to change attempts. That guy is a judge too.
As far as the greediness goes, they have a plan here in Canada (and probably all IPF affiliates eventually as well) that all coaches or handlers will have to pass a certification course that cost hundreds of dollars, requires many hours of time, and probably requires travel since it’s only held in two or three locations. So if you want someone to handle you at a meet you will have to find one of these certified people who undoubtedly will charge you an exorbitant rate (do you think they spent all that money and time out of the goodness of their hearts?) to do something that doesn’t require a lot of experience. Also, at the 2016 IPF worlds in Texas, the meet director booked all the rooms in the official hotel and rented them out at double the price. Not staying in the official hotel is punished with a fine that is approximately the same as a night in the double-priced hotel room, per night. Everything from SBD, Inzer, Titan, and other brands that are IPF approved would be cheaper for everyone (including non-IPF lifters) if it wasn’t for the fees that the IPF charges manufacturers for approving their products. Metal single-ply gear is no longer approved because they refused to pay the fees for those items, they figured that it wasn’t worth it because the majority of their customers are not IPF lifters anyway.
That plus what @corstijeir said. I will still compete in the IPF because that’s what is available around here, hopefully the other IPL affiliates get their act together like USPA because they sound much better. There are a hundred reasons to hate the IPF and very few to like them.