ESWC is a shadow of its former self, and as you can see here, most of last year's sponsors (a giant list) have picked up and left as they didn't come close to delivering on the numbers they promised for 2010.
No. Don't forget, it takes place in France. Bad Website is common here ><
The french comp scene is experiencing a lot of trouble right now (the GA was a disaster in itself) due to some newcomers in the scene who didn't quite make it up to the hype (Masters du jeu vidéo is one)
The Paris Games Week was a huge success last year, and had quite a lot of good feedback from the companies. Merging the two events together is a great idea and I think the ESWC will be back at its 2007 level before they decided to go to San José (Biggest Mistake EVER)