"If you never raise the bar and set higher standards for yourself, how can you expect to rise above others? Go beyond what is expected." Chad E Smith
I've felt the same way about the quality of affiliates - the watered-down name to suggest CrossFit is simply "fitness bootcamp with weights", and the massive decline of trainers who actually understand what fitness is and the necessary elements that can actually take an athlete beyond their current fitness level. I really like your blog, keep up the great work.
I wish serious training with athletic movements and getting weak people strong went mainstream and I love that CrossFit has the vehicle to do it. What I don't like to see is CrossFit not being performed the way it should be. That is a problem with affiliates not embracing what CF really is, but being glad to capitalize on the growing name recognition.
The best not only survive, but lead the way, stay out in front, consistently innovate, are creative, and elicit incredibly great results from the people they train.