but I never go because of my perceived temperature issues, distance from the stage, and poor sound quality.
... and so much more.
Sound quality was good.
Distance from the stage is a function of your willingness to commit to one band. That is, you may have to get their early for the opening acts, sit through them and the breaks in between, waiting for your band.
That's puts you upfront, in the middle of the energy. The other option is to drop a blanked towards the back. You can hear well, but to see the artists you need binoculars focused on the big screen (not the stage).
It's not bad to mix these two options over the course of fest setting.
Now, Music Midtown had some other terrible problems. The lines to enter could easily take an hour; totally amateurish.
The port-a-let lines were also, again this year, 30 to 40 minutes.
One could / would miss entire acts trying to enter yesterday's fest or going to the bathroom.
That said, I'm happy cuz I sampled several acts I would never have heard / seen otherwise.