Listening to the SQL community over the years, I thought Id take a second to put a quick thought out about why I believe PASS makes almost every decision it makes as an organization.

As a non-profit, Its all about money value, and its use to support the community.  Almost every decision that is made within the organization has a value cost, whether that value is actual dollars that need to be spent, or if its a volunteers time, nothing is free or limitless.  Just because Microsoft decided that the top tier SQL engine will now cost 58k per processor, doesn’t mean they are giving that money away freely to user group organizations.

If you’re unhappy with where the organization is allocating its resources, Contact them directly, or probably even better contact all of the board of directors (protip: email format )  let them know you want things to have a different priority, if that fails, they have elections every year, VOTE!