It wasn't just that they did it, it was the way that they did it. I
concur, just a few hundred out of thousands is not really a good thing
to do. They did it hurriedly, like they wanted to put their "Seal of
Approval" on it and that would be that. I've been a member of too many
societies and have seen the same thing happen.
Not a good idea if you have a rather large public that might overule
It's their own fault however, they could have really done justice to
the idea and be done with it.
We amateurs are mostly the folks who sponsor all kind of public events
and talk with the public they usually don't.