I've been following this concept since the beginning, though I've never posted before. Just wanted to say I really respect the realism you've maintained throughout the entire development of the idea.
And just a note. I'm sure there are many more people like me out there... I am 90% sure that I will be in the desert this year, but I refrained from signing up for pixels until I knew for sure, had my ticket, etc. If only so I wouldnt be one of the flaky "no-shows". I am sad to hear this but I look forward to next years implementation.
You call it malt liquor, I call it breakfast.