This ^ I started going to Moab with my group of friends in '07. I went just about every year until '15 when we got tired of dealing with congested trails, new closures and a town which had (at the time) was in the process of relocating it's radioactive landfill so that it could expand further North.As an outsider, it reads like it’s time to ”think outside the box”. Find a spot a little further from crowds, rather than pay to be in the midst, stand in lines etc. Moab is awesome but so Death Valley, Valley of Fire etc. Wyoming? East Oregon. Many like motor bikes for the freedom and escape from the masses. Off road being the fastest growing segment of recreation none of the popular places will get less use. And the majority of the use is going to be families in SxS units, willing to spend more money than you and more tolerant of crowding.
Best hope is find a spot they can’t go….Death Valley is one. The Death Valley Noobs Rally would an excellent example how this could be done. Rent the whole campground. For now, being street legal can save you from the SxS invasion.
We started exploring other areas in Utah and have found much less-crowded trails and new things to see. We still do a Moab trip every couple of years (I think this Fall we'll be there for at least a couple of days since my GF has never seen the place and wants to).
FWIW I used to go in the Spring, then we moved it to the Fall and have found the weather is generally more reliable in the Fall. My early trips to Moab were all the second week in May and each year was a new experience with weather; one year was high 90's, the next year cold and rainy.