My thoughts on everyone's comments (I've taken everything everyone has said so far into consideration):
The long walks were a pain, yes, but from what I was told, the Xball field was moved to the back because of paint flying and hitting the business in front of the field. I can't do anything about that because it is a very legitimate reason. There must be sacrifices made to keep good relationships. Air hoses extending 400ft would have cost nearly $2k, something I can't require the field to do. However,
to all the teams. We didn't have any problem getting teams on the field in a timely manner. And
to the field owners and staff for a smoothly run event. Games went slowly because of the layout, but games kept on running.
For the paint, I apologize to all those who expected better paint (pretty much everyone). I expected at least something like a DXS Silver brand or something very similar for at least one of the tiers of paint. In the future, I'm going to get a 100% confirmation rather than a "it will most likely/probably be X and Y paint."
As for the layout: Lesson learned. Last year, when we ran the PSP Galveston Layout at Zone, I thought games ran longer simply because the new dimensions were brand new to everyone (Zone was practically the first to put them up only a week or two before). However, after this event, I'm convinced that this is not the case. Whatever the reason, from here on out I will be encouraging all host teams to use the 150ft dimension. I can't force anybody to do anything, but I can at least encourage it, especially since the SCCC has added new teams this year. At SCCC1, most games ran for 30 seconds to 2 minutes at the max. This is why we started 2 hours late and ended prelims within a couple of hours (amazing time, mind you). There were very few games that were slower than 2min. There were plenty of No Points and long games (4min, 4:51, etc) in SCCC2. GOOD NEWS: IT DIDN'T RAIN. I almost had a heart attack thinking about the nightmares that would have ensued if rain delayed everything.
Refs: I think they did well. I didn't see many penalties in the beginning (could have just been me), but I saw them pick up throughout the day. I saw some missed penalties, but that happens everywhere. They were very responsive to checking people.
Scoring: I apologize for any confusion that I brought up in explanations of the scoring. It turns out I was wrong in a couple of my explanations (ex: games that are 1-1-1 has no winner), but do not fret. I enter the correctly marked scoresheets and let the APPA/NCPA do all the calculating. This is why I haul a Macbook, bulky printer, and Sprint Wireless card to every event... so I can make sure that scores aren't screwed up.
Also, thanks to everyone for keeping this thread tame. I'm glad hell hasn't broken loose. Everything is turning out to be very constructive