Don't get me wrong, EF was an excellent convention and I think the venue worked out really nicely. Alas, at the size it is, it's "just another con" now. Anyone from the EF staff who reads this, please don't take offense at this. It's not meant to be an insult, but... it's the cost of growth, I think. I still really love the con, and if it weren't 5000 miles away, I'd do it every year, in a heartbeat.
I'm also thinking I may skip a year and not to Confuzzled next year either. Again, I think it will be an excellent convention and in 2016 it's a definite possibility, but I'm right now thinking it's less likely in 2015. I'd rather take the vacation time I've got and use it for more, shorter breaks throughout the year.
It's entirely possible I'm going to find myself regretting this, at least when next August rolls around, but I think I am going to forego any long vacation next year.