One of the reasons I don't do Sidmouth or Whitby is that after week I'd be hurling myself of the nearest cliff
LOL! You and me both...
Or to put it another way - "I have never been but I know I wouldn't like it."
I have been to both in the past year. This year's Sidmouth was full of good weather, top-class singing, excellent music and some decent - if pricey to a Sheffielder - beer. I am reliably informed the cider was good. I lstened to the mighty Bellowhead and unaccompanied travellers in the same day. If we regard those as opposite ends of a spectrum there was most things in-between.
It is a bit typical of some writing on Mudcat, those who weren't there thought it was awful, those who were there thought it was great.
But go on, even though you weren't there, tell us what you wouldn't or didn't like about it?