For whatever reason, most people in North Texas including me, seem to prefer team events. Now if someone's goal is to become a pro or try to qualify for the All American or Forrest Wood Cup then great. But, the tourney numbers have proven up here for as long as I have been fishing then that team events reign supreme.
I think you can put just about any tourney with a decent payout on Rayburn or Toledo and its going to draw at least 100 boats because there are so many guys that only fish tourneys on those lakes. That's not the case up here. Some guys love Ray Roberts, others hate it....same with Cedar Creek, Fork, Twok, Lewisville, etc.