Funny, i heard the same complain when Gonzo didn't make last year. But there is not shame in neither case. Shanghai is a reward to the eight players that have been the most consistent through the years, and since everybody is well aware on how the system to get the points to qualify works, there is nothing to regret. The eight ones who will get there totally deserved.
This event is for the 8 players who had the best results this year, and Nalbandian is not one of them, I'm not saying he deservs to be there according to his results this year, but now when he finally back to himself, I'm sure many would love to see him there..