I won't miss the old rundown, crumbly arena with its nasty restrooms, exposed rat-nest of wiring, and sweaty smelly crowd of overweight hams. I hope a new venue will be larger, cleaner, and easy to get to.
Seriously, do hams deserve anything better than Hara? I think it is the ideal gathering place. No better place for smelly, cheap-ass, over-weight hams to buy tons of over-priced-junk. I'm serious, it was ideal.
I think that's a very small minority of hams. As are(thankfully) holier-than-thou types looking down their noses at others.
Whether you're looking for the worst in people, or the best in people, you'll find it.
My company had a great run of 15 years at HARA, and I got to meet many truly wonderful hams.
I'm looking for 15 more wonderful years in the new location. See you there.