Is this just a show, or is there a race as well?
Nope its a B2B trade show as for racing the final JBCF - JCF race will be held on the Saturday or Sunday. (I should find out as I'm racing it)
2013 will be actually be more consumer focused and I know for a fact that they will hold not only the final JBCF race but also using one of the other conference centres hold an Indoor CX race (open entry as well as UCI)
I think Tim's just bitter because he couldn't get a booth.
I've been every year for the past 4 years and I've always enjoyed it. I suggest that if you've never been - go and make up your own opinion.