Great post GoDominique.
The thing is that not much people like to play on grass and focus on Wimbledon. It's a natural thing that it gets devaluated. Also, in women's tennis, we know who will dominate on grass or not (Willies, Davenport). They don't need that much warm-up in grass events so I'm not against the tourney in Vienna, another opportunity for players to play in a medium tournament and gain some points/money.
All the best to Anastasia Myskina, Elena Bovina and Svetlana Kuznetsova!
Watch out: Myriam Casanova, Maria Kirilenko and Maria Sharapova!