Don Box predicts in this entry that this years PDC maybe won't be any good. I hope that he is mistaken on this one. I hadn't the possibility to attend the last one.
Microsoft PDCs have been like Star Trek films - the "even" numbered PDCs are far better than the "odd" numbered PDCs. 2000 in Orlando (.NET) and 2003 in LA (Longhorn) were "even" numbered PDCs and both were fantastic. 1999 in Denver (NT5 redux (we really mean it this time)) and 2001 in LA (hailstorm) were lackluster. Next year's PDC has the challenge of overcoming this pattern, which is doable (I believe Star Trek Film #9 broke the streak), however, PDC 2003 was so well executed it's going to be very hard to match it, let alone exceed it.
Why should it always be located on the west coast nowadays? My jet leg will make my day-and-night completely confused for a week after this trip.