The first NFCC was an unknown quantiy. Problems were bound to occur. Next year will be different and I hope to be crewing it again.
As regards the queuing fiasco that was not the fault of the organisers (Showmasters) but the venue security (AFAIK) they stepped in to manage the queues and got it wrong, no-one is perfect and lessons have been learnt so next year should not see the same happening again.
The free talks also brought in more people than expected and the sound system had only been supplied for the central section and couldn't be changed "on the day". Again lessons were learnt.
Next year will be differerent and a better experience for all.