Maybe you are right...but among established races which have long term success, that is the question.
Bad logistics will kill a race once the luster wears off
I suppose if you didn't have a car, the logistics of SG would be difficult. But I found it to be one of the easiest 2 transition races I've ever done. Only challenge was that the directions that they handed out to the spectators were wrong (something like turn down 700 instead of 5000 or vice versa....) The athlete shuttle service was quick and easy.
Compare that with CdA, where we had to stay in Spokane last year because there were no hotels left. Not to mention that a hotel within 3 miles of the start is $300 per night, compared with $129 at the Best Western Abbey Inn (with the best breakfast buffet I have ever had...fresh waffles with strawberry and banana!)