Have yinz guys noticed something about a handful (really only a small number but I've seen it some here and there now, but not here at JD.com) of folks who seem to feel some odd need to gloat that they DIDN'T go to Celebration 3? Like they're in the C3 threads or conversations at various places and they just want to point out how they're glad they didn't do the con.
Now, stick with me on this if you can... You've maybe not ALL seen this or heard it, but I'm curious about this issue I've seen come up that I don't recall for C1 and C2...
I've seen a couple people touch on this subject, and their swelling pride at not having gone to Celebration 3... Often citing "Well if I wanted to spend tons of $ to wait in line then I'd have had fun then I'd have gone, but that's dumb..." or whatever other petty argument can be made.
I'm not saying that if you didn't want to go, you didn't want to go. Cons aren't for everyone, but the whole thing seemed like fun to me even if it was pricey and there were lines. My hotel room came to just under $700, but it was worth it to me... I had a nice $120 dinner for two one night, some other good dining other nights, I had a lot of friendly meetings (in line and out roaming the halls), and I got to do the majority of what I wanted to. Really my Friday at C3 was so great that I think it was worth the price I paid alone!
And I burned a lotta cash at this thing, haha!
But I'm confused why people feel this NEED to let it be known that they "are proud they didn't go" to the con... That it's a waste of money and such. It's as if they're really bitter about not being ABLE to go rather than having CHOSEN not to go, know what I mean?
Maybe I'm reading into these people's posts, but to me I don't understand why they'd be participating in Celebration 3 topics/discussions to only gloat that they didn't spend the $ that other people did to even go to it. They weren't there. To me, the only reason NOT to want to go to C3 is if you don't have that many friends in the hobby to encourage your participation in the event... If you're there alone that'd be a bit more boring... I was roaming by myself a lot and it was always better with a friend when waiting in line, and so I looked for buds or made new friends with other people in line then.
Myself, I know I met guys from where I work (both sites) while I was there, I got to make some nice contact with people and groups at the con that I wanted to meet, I got to peruse the halls a lot and saw everything I wanted to (save for Lucas, since I figured it wasn't worth the effort) while still having a blast every day. Hell I was even wore out to the point I was sick one day and still had fun.
To me there's very little way that couldn't have been fun, even if there were some negatives... Long lines suck, but when you get to see LFL models/props in person I think it's worth it. The C3 Store was not run too well, but it was still nice to get some cool stuff from it... I saw a lotta great friends, great items/exhibits and stuff, and in general I had a fantastic time. $$$ well spent with lines and everything.
I didn't make C1 and C2, and I'd never sit here and say I DIDN'T want to be there, ever. I was bummed each time that I had bigger fish to fry at home. I still wanted to go though, even with the costs and negatives of lines and such. To me this whole "Yeah, well you were a bit foolish to spend your $$$ to wait in line" stuff is just sour grapes, and sad to see out of assumed Star Wars fans. Whatcha gonna do though, ya know?
I dunno, just something I was thinking about recently because it popped up again when I was at class today... very odd.