For instance, we used to have a favorite suburban sushi restaurant that we would go to every 3-4 weeks, spending $40-50 each time (and this was 4-5 years ago).
2 problems arose:
It got very popular with families, who would let their children run around and shriek, and there was turnover in the wait staff, resulting in a crew who got orders wrong and didn't keep water glasses full.
We REALLY liked the joint, still haven't adequately replaced it in our rotation. Was there something we could have done? The owner was always on site, I was tempted the last few times to tell him that we were just about done going there, due to the above issues, but I'm not usually one to raise a fuss, I just move on. But I do miss this place.