I'm just going based on actual numbers, not a hunch or opinion. At least for now, the reality appears to be that the location that will convince the most people to come is along the right coast, probably above the Mason-Dixon line. And as much as I want to go to the Gumbo (lived in NOLA for a time so there's extra incentive), there simply isn't enough international style competition to make me drop money on a plane ticket. I do know people who have been though, and I hear it's a wonderful experience. I plan to make it out some day when it won't be so significant a hit on the bank account.