Long time reader of the eplaya forums here - I just wanted to share my experience and some pics of our camp. I went with a buddy of mine and it was a first time for us both (we stayed for the duration of the week).
I had an awesome, AMAZING time!! Since coming back, I've been absolutely obsessed with burning man - spending most of my time at home (and work) surfing the web for photos and videos of the event. Can't wait until next year!!
Thanks to these forums, we came pretty prepared for the event. I even built a bucket swamp-cooler, although to my surprise it wasn't nearly as hot as I anticipated and I didn't end up using it much (big thanks to FIGJAM for his instructions on how to build this). We built a couple of the small Hexayurts as our camp (the 6 foot yurts) in addition to a canopy/shade structure. We were located at 6:45 & G (not too far from the dodge-ball camp).
Here are some pics of the virgin's camp and some interior shots of my Yurt