It seems that, in the seven years that I've been going to Vegas on a regular basis, hotels are becoming more and more "against" the guests. With the increasingly rude desk agents, loss of comps, increases in fees, additional charges for early check-in, energy surcharges, safe usage fees, two queen bed fees, downgrading the player's club perks, and corporate "for your convenience" double-talk, the average Vegas traveler can sometimes feel like getting good service is more of a challenge than an expectation. The hospitality industry there is becoming the "hostility industry". What good can come of this, except to line to pockets of the hotels in the short term? There are way too many entertainment options for consumers to choose from, and hundreds of casinos scattered throughout the country. Las Vegas is no longer THE place to go for fun, in my estimation. As the closest and easiest major city from my home, I'll continue to visit. But unless I check every invoice, read all the fine print, and know the newest tactics, it is very easy to get stung. Maybe the mob was doing something right?