I said I'd return... and here I go!
The California contingent I had the pleasure to meet back in December 08 (Ken, Bob, Papercut, Thomas and Ray, among others) is a nice, pleasant and knowledgeable group. I was very fortunate to meet them some years ago, when we met at the Ferry Building and walked up Market Street all the way to a nice mall, where we had lunch.
I said to Ken I'd try to return... and here I am! I have a conference, from May 23 to 26, 2012, but my wife arranged it so that we'll be there for a little longer and may be visit friends in Berkeley.
You guys have been warned... Take care! Let's hope we can arrange a meeting again!