Man Nick that is terrible news. Seems like only a matter of time before us "car guys" start to boycott the Ring. lol
I still remember my first visit/drive on the 'Ring way back in 1991. The old Opa who sold you a lap ticket - for the ripe old sum of 5DM or 2.55 euros or $3.34 USd. Now its 24 euros - seesh! No 'RingWerk or Ring Cafe or anything.
Just drive behind the grand stands and right onto the track! There were no signs... you just had to be in "the know".
I also prefer the old small 'Ring museum that use to sit just in front of the Dorint Hotel. Now its just a (new) empty parking lot.