Yeah I agree, 3 days is not worth it...Unless you want to do some riding around as well.
We will see what happens next year, but this years event almost did not happen thanks to the very expensive FIM fees which would have resulted in many locals turning away from the event. Eventually it went ahead without FIM and more on an informal basis.
I think the vision is there to produce a 6 or 7 day event next year. Let's see.
Dreaming of Dakar