The reports weren't good.
kevin_standlee reported on both the programming screw-up (attributing it at the time to the storm) and The Fannish Inquisition.
hazelchaz provided a bit more detail about the various problems.
There's also the things I've heard that people weren't willing to put online. It's not like Smofcon is easy to screw up; you've got a captive gang of conrunners, and most of them will help if something goes wrong.
Suffice it to say my waffling re: KC/Montreal has ended.
And then there's this week. Anticipation (Montreal) in 2009, the hoax bid that got too big for its britches, got the coveted Science Fiction/San Francisco endorsement (from editor johnnyeponymous, buried in the lettercol of Issue #37).
This inspired me to write my own passionate endorsement of Anticipation 2009 and submit it to johnnyeponymous for The Drink Tank.
I don't know if or when he's going to publish it, but it's The Drink Tank. I doubt that it would be refused.
It's a very Drink-Tankish essay.
So, if you're waffling over who to vote for in site selection this year, keep your eye on The Drink Tank. It might help you make up your mind.