@Dr Helix - why, you ask?
It is kinda sad to read posts about suffering and being angry for 30 minutes waiting for tickets and a "how dare they" be so incompetent, etc.
Those of us who've been buying BM tickets since they went online for sales are probably just smiling, thinking "..if they only knew...."
Yes, it is a pain in the ass. But another way to look at it might be:
-----Wow, the system worked and I've got tickets!
-----It is amazing that I am at BM in a serviced portapottie and shit is not piled up like a volcano erupting above the seat (yes, it was like that in earlier days)
-----Golly, isn't it great that there is this beautiful minute on the playa with no dust and perfect temperature? This is worth everything!
-----I just passed thru the Greeters! I have no memory of the last 5 hours waiting in line. I can't believe I'm here and about to have an incredible week!
Two monks, a old one and a new one, come to a river.
A young woman is on the riverbank, stressed because she is afraid to cross the shallow but swiftly flowing river.
The older monk, picks her up, carries her across, let's her down, she thanks him.
Two hours later, the two monks are still walking, and the younger monk says:
"We have learned we must not touch women. How could you do it?"
The old monk says:
"True, I carried her across the river. But you are still carrying her."