They said that at other venues also... The informal GA always gets what they want. Best of luck to all the GAers.
For the record, I'm pro- official GA line. I've just seen this Conversation happen so much, & had a similar experience when I attended Cleveland, that I've just seen the same group of people running things/supporting each other always get what they're after.
I'm more about enjoying my own experience to allow myself to ever get upset over it. Cest la vie.
I truly hope everyone has a positive, memorable, and fun experience.