I'm in two minds about this post. On one hand at first glance especially with the chart thing it just looks like Tet's saying that because he doesn't like as many band's and the change or direction then BOA has become a worse festival. Now I probably prefer way more bands now than the early days, so I could claim that the festival has improved. However both these are personal opinions and don't make either necessarily true.
On the other hand Tet has made some very good points, and I understand and agree with him with the lack of balance to the line up and even spread of genre's. I feel sorry that his type of music is lacking especially since he's been supporting the festival for so long, but then again he seems too be very fussy and particular about only melodic metal bands, especially as that's quite a small niche, especially in the current climate to make the festival viable buisness.
One reason I can think of that the organisers ignore the forum is alot of people on here a very closed minded and negative about certain genres, like saying Pro Pain don't deserve to be on the line up, or the disrespect to Groove Metal, and bands like Down and Lamb of God. Also people saying bands like Biohazard and Hatebreed are too mainstream or are for younger fans, which is wrong, both bands are pretty old now so not really young fans bands. There is alot of negativity and that is probably one of the reasons they don't bother with here anymore.
Alot of people are saying there is too much Thrash this yr, and while that maybe true, there was hardly any thrash last yr, the line ups seem to fluctuate with being heavier on certain genres on different years. I think you can still remain positive for future years, I don't they'll want to grow much further and they may revisit some of the older style bands and headliners. The lack of 'classics' this year makes me think they will have more next year. I wouldn't give up yet