First off can we move this discussion to the ELG tab.ok. I happen to know for a fact that there was not a fair playing field for gliders. The two hours in the morning were spent entirely standing around waiting after the fans blew my #1 glider into a vent, resulting in irreversible damage to the glider. The #3 glider was warped by the humidity, which caused a wing to crack, and the tail of the #2 glider was slightly altered. I made the decision not to fly in the gym due to these conditions and the likelihood of another break. Meaning that I had to hope to be able to trim glider #2 during the "Lunch Break" immediately before my time slot. In the meantime, the local schools didn't have any need to worry about the air because they had absolutely no change in humidity or air density to deal with, they just had to trim to height, which takes significantly less time than trimming for the air.
Second off, I think everyone had the same problems in the morning with the air vents still being on so it was in fact a equal playing field. Teams like centerville might have had a advantage because of the close proximity of the event and being able to test in the same conditions but weather changes, humidity changes... All other teams are 100's of miles away, changing the atmosphere and humidity significantly. I understand your frustration with being at a different level of elevation at home, but what about when nats was held in colorado. I remember my coach talking about how all the teams for bungie egg drop ended up hitting and smashing their egg against the floor due to the different air densities. It's a issue that everyone ends up having and since nationals is moved around a lot.I understand your frustration, but part of scioly is about being able to make those adjustments and figure out a solution to these types of problems. You still ended up getting first and still wow'd the crowd.
As for transportation, my gravity vehicle broke in transit on the way down to nats last year. The long trip damaged the gravity vehicle and I ended up getting a place I wasn't happy with. But things happen and you have to figure out ways to manage and not let them happen again.