Things I like thus far:
*A lot of interesting panels/speakers (and space for them, although this runs into the nasty dilema of having to choose which ones I want to see)
*Easy access to loads of fast food
*The vastly larger number of computers (Really awesome job with the PC room, I was HIGHLY impressed)
*MOVING lines (It's nice to see them move as opposed to the ones at meydenbauer that pretty much didn't, Handing the bags out in line as well as a free bawls was also a very nice touch)
Things I don't like thus far:
*NO BAWLS BOOTH (WTF??!?!!??! I don't know if I can call it PAX without BAWLS and by BAWLS I don't mean a delicious beverage that is sold in a 10oz bottle for 40 bucks each, really this is almost a dealbreaker)
*The tabletop rooms are all split up (I liked it better when tabletop had a giant room and we could mingle and what not. Spoils people with spoils people and dnd people with dnd people just feels like its subdividing something that doesnt need to be.
*No official arm of PAX doing something from 2:30 PM to 10AM. I really enjoyed staying up all night in the tabletop room at the hotel last year, infact not sleeping on saturday night of pax is a matter of personal pride.
*Not nearly as single person friendly: The other PAX's seem to have been much more social. This PAX thus far has seemed pretty get in->absorb content->get out. [Insert more lamenting about tabletop room being split into 20 rooms]
*Less free shirts (Last year I got about 7 free ones, I think I've found 3 this year!)
Things that havn't changed that I don't like:
*Lack of hygene
*Having to choose between awesome panels!
*Not enough BAWLS to last all 3 days
*Use one of the giant halls no one used for tabletop/console gaming (the one on floor 3) There are some fairly large rooms on floor 4 too if I'm not mistaken. It would just be nice to have that all purpose/up all night/random games/random tabletop game developers pitching their games room. Wouldn't want the room to be too big through.
*It would be awesome if there were some enforcers to keep the PC room or the tabletop room going all night too. (unless its just WSCTC policy and that is just NOT an option. I gather from all the badge checkers/door guards etc that it probably isn't, as they are probably not as insane as us gamers)
Will add/remove from all columns by sunday I'm sure!