The recent announcement of pending May trips and accompanying reports from "The Bucket" and "Jaco" brought the subject of Vegas Burnout to the forefront of my mind. I suppose at the end of a bad trip we all experience that feeling flying out that we don't really need to return any time soon. Hell its a veritable staple of my trip reports, as predictable as my plan to play quarters pre-trip, is my vow to never return post-trip. Of course 6 weeks later I've invariably got another trip booked. According to what I've read Jaco has been on a 2 1/2 year hiatus, and The Bucket on a 2-year dry spell. Hurricane Mikey took a long break. Whale Jo has apparantly "retired". Some of our regular contributors like VegasBJ and JillyfromPhilly have taken long breaks. What do we all supposed is driving some of the best players away from Vegas? Is it a bad trip? A big loss? Bad service? A retired host? General deterioration of gaming and comp conditions? Maybe its just life situations for people in general, work, hurricanes, divorces, etc. But it does seem to be a more regular occurrence, and I admit I've been on the edge myself, cutting back to a degree that sort of represents a fractional burn out. What does the board think?