To be clear, I handle Sue's site, as well as all print media, and I pushed hard for a re-work of the logo.
This is the original logo:
And this is Chad's rework for a very affordable price:
We just can't afford a 1500 dollar rework right now by Doug. And while I like Doug's work, I also realize that Chad does some great stuff.
This is not a new design by Chad. He was given very explicit instructions by Sue. She wants this same design and layout, simple creeped up for an affordable price.
I like the logo compared to what she had, and eventually we may re-brand entirely. But since this is season 3, people in the area are starting to recognize the logo, and we wanted it distinctly similar with a bit of a more realistic feel.
So rather than cutting on Chad or his work, realize that Sue wants to keep the original layout and logo with an updated feel.
Thanks for the CONSTRUCTIVE (Allen, DA, etc) criticism from those of you who were actually CONSTRUCTIVE.