think of it this way, atleast your saving your money and not supporting a corrupted shitty con :DD
People that never been always say its shitty when in fact its a very great con. Take a look at the guest line ups and they have guest Fanime only dreams of, and a great program schedule that makes you plan out your day down to the minute. As far as corruption well that didn't seem to affect the last 3 years of a great convention. And besides EVERY con has its dirty little secrets imagine how shock you'll be if you knew all of Fanime's dirty laundry.
That's the problem, a lot of people just "hear" about it, if no one was actually there how can you sit and type as an even that actually happen.
Last years pre-reg line was long but it was moving smoothly. I know I was there. I cheek in to my hotel around 3:00 and was having drinks at a bar by 6:30.
While the location of AX is debatable, I have never had a problem with going back and forth to my hotel with the shuttle buses, well after 3:00 am it is an hour wait, but that's understandable. Good thing I could take a taxi anytime I want.
Either way what it comes down to it is another anime convention which means more money to spend/plan. Those that have the means are always envious of those that don't. The end result will always be the same. It either would be awesome, a total let down, or a bit of both.