It seems to me that fields back in the 90's were better run. I'm talking about the same field that is still running today. They had better upkeep, better staff, actually manned the chrono station, the owner was there to help people, give a tour, etc. Those places have dilapitated. I don't mind porta-toilets, as long as I have running water to drink/wash mask, and I don't mind having a shack where I pay my money. I don't want soupy mud on indoor fields or poor refs that don't do anything.
However, I would rather go to a crappier place for less money than a shiny new place and have to pay $150+ for paint. You guys must make more on average, but for the same price I can charter a boat and go deep sea fishing for the day, or jump out of an airplane at 13,000 feet, or scuba several days.