Scott, it wasn't just me. Thanks for your help in laying this out. It doesn't matter how many and who's involved with all that's involved with getting it to the day of the event, it's only as good as those who show up. Remember the saying "They threw a party and nobody came"?
I frequently see or hear "I'll try to make it next year" or "There's always next year". Reminds me of The Fiero Factory Swap Meet admonition "Swap Meet Number "X" And Maybe The Last" Don't wait until the last one was last year. Without you all there is no party. There is no Run For The Hills.