Don't post here too often and don't want to get too involved in the polemic about too hard/too easy/too tight transitions/not enough variety/etc and I don't think I really get what "Enduro" is supposed to be, especial at EWS level even though supposedly it's just "moutain biking" (although Shirk would say "Timed Section with 80%DH and 20% uphill/xc so should be simple) but I really think organizers put on an amazing event this year with a super original course. Was most of it steep, rough, rooty, blown out, etc? Yes. Were the climbs savage? Yes. Was it long? Yes. Welcome to Whistler folks. The problem is by not having pedally trails in it you don't have that many options left or potential variety. If trails like Danimal North or Foreplay or Business Time aren't DH enough all that's left is the type of stuff they used. They could throw in Crank It Up or No Flow Zone or Lost Lake again and imagine the dissent that would cause.
As someone who put on events for a lot of years I find it mind blowing how many people seem so dissatisfied with courses/organizers these days. It is an insane amount of work to come up with something as original and gnarly and epic as the EWS did in Whistler this year. Even more impressive is to run it safely on trails like that. Kudos to all involved as I thought you guys really nailed it this year especially in terms of operating within the parameters of the EWS!