I may as well chime in!
My first lap I was super disapointed by the course as I was expecting a course like Eastnor where yo cover pleanty of distance, with long twisty single track, views out over the arena and loads of spectators. As the laps tickted by I got into it and became reasonably happy. It may have been a dull course with nothing but trees, but at least it was short!
In the short time the course designers had, i think they did an excellent job. Hopefully now MM has a foot in the door and the estate managers understand the event better, more leeway will be given to the designers and organisers to be more adventureous and refine both the course and the layout of the venue.
The thing I'd most like to see is the campsite and event village/arena tied together by having the course running through it. The three all seemed to be very separate with little scope for people to go for a wander to take photos of the riders and give support.