Moan all the like, but (with the exception of this year) the quality of rides and attractions at the resort have undoubtedly improved with every year. Perhaps the magic was more present in, say, 1998, but would I sacrifice Air, TH13TEEN, Hex etc for the park of that year? No. Though I didn't actually visit during said year (well, I did, but have no recollection of my visit), this alone makes it an inferior year for me.
The lack of new additions and inferior Scarefest this year, however, mean that this year was not an improvement. Better park, better memories.