I agree. While the San Diego Convention Center is incredibly crowded, I really like the atmosphere of the city, and I think moving to LA would make the con lose a lot of that friendly vibe. Stay in SD!
Being a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, I highly disagree.
Downtown LA in particular does not have the resources to accommodate the Comic-Con crowd, especially with the lack of decent restaurants, cheap hotel and places to hang out. Are all Con goers going to ESPN Zone and kick it next to car dealerships? LA Live is fucking small compared to the Gaslamp district. Also, if you decide to dress up in your cosplay get-up in certain areas of LA, you will get shot, with no Batman to save your nerd ass.
Sure, you can take the Metro and ride to Hollywood, Chinatown, and other areas… but if you think our rail system are as simple as that bus/trolley in San Diego you are wrong, pal. Also, the biggest pain of them all: parking and traffic. I don’t think I should elaberate on this.
Even with so many new people going to CCI, I still feel San Diego is the perfect place in the West for such an event. Maybe because the place is less intimdating than other big cities in the West, and the residents enjoy the annual boost in profit and morale.