When a convention has to rely on fancy suits, expensive guests, flash hotels, toxic behaviors and inflated numbers to get people excited or interested... it's probably going to offer a significantly different experience and the community will respond accordingly.
I'm not in competition with CFG, that would imply we even remotely offered the same experience. Whilst others work on trying to tear down what is made... I work on making FurDu better for the awesome people who attend it... no matter how many there are. I deal/trade in fun, not spite/hate. It's ironic that we were first given the name Spitecon.