My 07 did the Jr Bruins summer teams for a couple years. He made the Brick team but didn't play( I couldn't afford it at the time). He loved the tournaments , got to meet and play with a lot of kids he wouldn't have just playing on his club team.
All of this negative talk is from people who have never done it, or from parents of kids who didn't get picked.
In all honesty it's not about you the parents, it's about your kids. Let them build relationships, learn how to face adversity, play against some of the best players at their age level.