I think the OP had a point. Putting aside all the financial and political manoeuvering, the peak of interest and confidence in SL was when Bradford were at the top. Since then although crowds have grown, the same interests, confidence and enthusiasm has gone the same direction as the Bulls. Backwards.
2003 Bradford were double winners on 15,000 crowds with Superleague averaging 8,200. Last year Superleague had two more clubs and yet averages 9400. Yes I agree crowds have grown.
I don't understand your point on "Interests" "confidence" and "enthusiasm" though.
Since Bradford were at the top we have seen Warrington, Hull Catalans and Huddersfield rise to join the likes of Leeds, Wigan and Saints as big clubs. So more fans more big clubs and Bradfords fall is another clubs rise. Despite Bradford's weaknesses being exposed in recent years (no investment, poor ground) that hasn't dragged Superleague down.
The op doesn't IMHO have a point as regards Bradford and singling them out only causes posts attacking Bradford all over again.
However where you Mr. Daddy state "We need a strong Bradford as much as a London, Catalan, Salford" you have probably rescued your point with a valid statement. To have the Superleague that was planned for 17 years ago all clubs should be striving to take their businesses forward under the guidance and security of the licensing process.
!7 long and maybe wasted years piddling about with no effective policies, inadequate SKY money and relying on random rich investors to take the game forward has seen Superleage hit a barrier of sorts. IMHO the barrier is a collective giving up of half the Chairmen in Superleague in terms of investment including Richardson, Wilkinson, Fulton, Hudgell, Hood, Hughes next and possibly O'Connor.
Out of the replacements so far two have stated they are not there to invest into the club, but have taken over the running in the absence of any investor. Only Dr. Koukash bucks the trend of an extensive abandonment of ambition that leaves a 14 club Superleague and it's associated licensing system in tatters.