Thanks Yippee38 for nailing it down for a lot of us. Most important reason for not coming in Wednesday this year was cost. Just had to cut corners this year. Hopefully, next year will see an improved economy and my business prospects. Really hated missing Wednesday. There just wasn't enough of a personal draw for me to spend the extra money on hotel, food, beverages etc. If it had been someone I really wanted to see, I'd have considered it, but it would have to be special. This didn't do it for me. This was a huge factor as well, and the longer lineup on Friday definitely played into it. Second most important reason: It looks like we're gathering quite a consensus. Wednesday night was always special for the social factor. Another night of bands makes that difficult. I would really prefer to have a more casual gathering planned to facilitate our need to connect with friends we usually only see once a year.