I hate for a rant to be my first post on this site. background-been to Vegas 6 times. Last visit Sept. 09'. Stayed at Orleans (2), MGM, LVH, Luxor, Venetian. Usually stay 3 nights. Gamble about $1200. Go see one show. Eat at one high-end restaurant once. I've been put in charge of booking and planning our April trip w/wife and 8 others (4 couples). All in the 40's age range. I'm about to go crazy trying to book a hotel. I realize that more negative feedback gets written on sites and in reviews than positive feedback but damn the reviews regarding hotels in Vegas is ridiculously negative. It seems that every hotel has become a dump (rooms), overpriced (meals) and ridiculous (table minimums) along with terrible customer service. Paying $175 + a night for a room that's rundown, torn/stained carpet, paint peeling, restrooms not cleaned properly, stained sheets, and eating below quality expensive food on top of Sh*tty customer service is not my idea of a fun mini vacation. Oh and btw, I'm sick of hotel sites such as Orbitz, Expedia, etc. giving hotels like Luxor, Rio, TI, MC, Trop and many others a 4 star rating. Really! We stayed at the Westgate in San Diego last year and the year before that the Sofitel Chicago for under $200/night and those are true 4 star hotels. Granted they don't have a casino in the lobby. I once loved Vegas but now I'm so unsure about visiting again. I'm dreading making the decisions for my group in which I'm known as the ultimate planner that researches everything to a T and gets it right a majority of the time. Help!