Please don't shoot the messenger!
Just because I'm the president of a club (pretty much a thankless volunteer job) and I race 1/8th now (i spent plenty of time in both 1/10th classes) doesn't mean I'm biased agains 1/10th racing. As a matter of fact I lobbied alot to get 1/10th open class in the Midwest series as the ROAR rules open class. I do not view any class as a pain. The facts presented themselves that 1/8th class is incredibly popular so much so that its the only event with a restricted time frame for entry turn in, etc.
As for as Mr Mowery's statement I'm sure he can attest to it since I wasn't there. I do recall that the nationals in 2004 was completly filled up, but it was sedan masters and sedan without an open class. I believe it didn't completely fill up till the end I'm not on the excom but there's pros and cons to every decision so not everyone is going to be satisfied. I guess we'll just have to give it a try this year and see how it goes and learn from our experiences right?