The lottery will turn thousands of us into ticket scalpers. To ensure one gets tickets, just have all your friends that don't go enter the lottery, then reimburse them if they get tickets, and sell the extra tickets for a tidy profit later. Time to scuttle all that hypocritical bullshit idealism that Burning Man vomits up all the time. The BM owners are savy business people, and yes, BM is all about profit these days; time for them to admit it and come clean. I begrudge nobody for making an honest profit (BM is a great event, wish I'd thought of it), but what I resent is all their phony, disingenuous blather about non-profit, non-commercialism, rescue the Little Sisters of the Poor etc. nonsense. The owners are quietly fattening their bottom line by taking advantage of their customers altruistic ideals. Why else would they need to have a requested population of 75,000? Wake up people, BM's motives were pure some years ago, but now it's pure flatus, feel the stink.