I am of the opinion that we'll have 50,000 plus ticket sales on the first day, if we drop the lottery. Heck, last year we sold half of the tickets on the first day, despite the tech problems. Thus, a lottery is needed anyway. The old adage of "He who prepares, Burns" means nothing when everyone is already scared from last year that they will be ticketless this year.
I am boggled by any that think that either:
[*]We would have enough procrastinators this year that the event won't sell out in 2-3 days.
[*]That people that got burned last year by not getting a ticket or having camp mates that failed to get tickets aren't already planning for the January purchase.