I agree with the website overhaul - I mentioned it multiple times in the survey AERC asked its members to fill out this year.
However, the blame for not posting ride locations is misplaced. Again, this is a manager responsibility. When I say "trivial", I meant that there are so many different things AERC is responsible for that it cannot police every individual ride. How is AERC supposed to know that the "Old Mill Road" is actually a road name or if it's just a locally recognized location description? You also mentioned the fliers having good information in other organizations - fliers do NOT fall under the responsibility of the AERC either and are created and distributed by ride managers. Again, that's who you need to be contacting about location issues.
I already explained why the "location" area is often blank, especially for rides scheduled way in advance. The AERC posts the information as soon as it receives it, and location is not required when sanctioning for a ride because the date needs to be determined well before the actual location. If location was required, managers would have to wait longer to sanction their ride, risk losing their date, and ultimately no be able to put the ride on at all. If you want better descriptions about locations, contact the ride manager - that information IS required so that you can ask them any questions you need to, including location details and directions. I don't know how many times I can say that the AERC is not responsible for the ride details, but rather posting the information they are provided by the ride managers.
Anyway, this isn't even the point of this thread. Bottom line is that endurance riders need to step up and do their best to support one another in this sport and let others know about it so that we can keep our sport healthy. Most veteran riders already do that, and I personally feel the need to pass that charity on. Part of being an endurance rider is joining AERC and letting their fellow riders know about joining it as well. Without the AERC, even with any flaws, this sport would not be possible.