I do, however, understand the magnitude of trying to organize so many individuals and radio communication is important. Hopefully they will find a way to resolve this before next year.
I didnt have any problems from IRT members personally. I did have to move my costume a couple times, usually from one area to another cause an IRT member was just moving me out of the area they were responsible for into someone else's area. It happens. Assess, deal and move on, right?
As Cricket said, there really wasn't much unnecessary chatter on the radio at all this con. I expect proper radio etiquette from the vets, but I was really impressed with the greens I heard this year on radio following their protocols - waiting before transmitting, clear and concise requests, breaking a transmission if it would run too long. It's just a fact of life that with 16k people spread over three or four locations, there's gonna be a lot going on at some points. Usually, if I couldn't raise someone on the radio quickly for a congoer's request, I tried to point them in the direction of an op I knew to be detailed to something related to their question, or to the info desk. And that, to my knowledge anyway, is with IRT on more channels than any other single department of the con.