I'm sorry to hear you've given up on us, Tammy. There are some TR's on the board that start early in the Misc Vegas Section with trip planning. We try not to move them over to the Trip Report section until they are live. It's pretty simple to mark the other posts as read and just keep up with the live part of the thread. Also, there aren't many who do their trip reports this way. Usually they are labled "live" and zillions of pages long. If that's not to your liking, there are plenty of other TRs that are not as "chatty" and more Day One - Day Two - etc. As far as the cool kids argument, I hear these comments every time there's a big group meet up. It feels like you're kind of on the outside because everyone seems to know each other. But the truth is that most of these board meets are full of "new friends". People are almost always welcome to meet up and join in. There are a lot of different TRs going on right now and it can be a bit much. When The Buffoons (TM) go, we usually just have one person who is trying to do a TR live and others join in, but whatever works. I love any kind of TR.