With regard to the TDF not being comparable to Kona, if you're meaning that in terms of the level of interest in the event, might want to ask yourself why those events are not comparable in that respect.
The Super League coverage and race library is awesome.
The ITU coverage and race library is awesome
The coverage of Roth is awesome as is the Challenge Championship.
Youtube race videos are awesome.
Access to countless Pro's and training info on Youtube is awesome
Social media access across the sport is awesome
The choice of triathlon podcasts is awesome
Ironman can be a bit shabby and certainly disappointing but who cares when there is so much else to follow..Unless of course a persons whole triathlon world is M-Dot related.
Triathlon forums can have people who make the sport less enjoyable so there is that
So looking at my little list I will continue to be very happy with the state of play in the sport of triathlon. How upset you are about it is up to you.