Variety is the spice of life. If the person organizing the event wants to move it, have at it. Vote with your registration dollars. Where is it written that it has to stay at Songdog or Kernville? Are we getting lazy? Moving it opens a lot of opportunities. People will still go to it. There might still be a place to hook up your 5th wheel.
The numbers have been dropping off every year probably because some people have been to the Kernville site too many times. Been there done that, got the 9 t-shirts, 4 mugs, 8 stickers and ridden every dirt road in the area. I'd like to be adventurous and ride in some other place I've never been, drink a different local beer and make some new friends.
Change is good. Let's explore.