I know this because Katy-the-Wise and I are going to miss our yearly breakfast where we solve all of UUism's problems.
I'm not going to GA. I'm not boycotting or anything, it just seems really pointless to go on a year when so few of my friends will be there. Discreet inquiries among friends and past GA attendees who aren't ministers and whom I think I could stand to share a room with didn't even produce a roommate this year. (My understanding is that ministers, after all, usually pay for their rooms out of professional expenses and they don't need roommates as much.)
I realize I'm helping the boycotters "win" in some sense and believe me, this cheeses me off.
And I'm bummed about it. But not too bummed, because again, very few of my friends will be there and while GA is a spiritual thing for me as well, a lot of the spiritual value comes from the conversations I have. Goodness, I'm going to miss seeing Katy-the-Wise.
So can we PLEASE all go to Salt Lake???
And FWIW, who IS going to GA this year?