First of all do not assume canadians are pissed at the U.S about anything! Canadians don't get pissed. Second - entrants can thank Bill Taylor and Poker Runs America for the high cost and poor organization not the host towns. Next year is already planned and will have no part of Bill Taylor and the gang. It will be consistant with the success of past years with the old route as well (or close to it). Poker Runs America will also TRY to host one on the same date out of Kingston. Granted the location will be better with regards to night life but the route and disorganization will remain. Gan will most likely be less expensive and will probably give you more bang for your buck without Power Boat Mag.
As for Customs & Immigration - I hate to break it to you but it is the same going both ways. I am not bitter but will be clearer and more informative when I have more time.
I'm glad that most entrants and spectators had a positive time and will return to one or the other next year.