Appreciate the kind words! It's not exactly what we were wishing for but there's always the next legislative session to gain more steps in the right direction.
I try and get to Vegas as much as possible. NV is a first class OC state and I OC'd pretty much everywhere except in the casinos. I didn't see anyone else OC'ing either but I know people do. We just need more folks to do it and it will encourage even more.
We're excited to see how things go down in TX following Jan 1st. I know for a fact that some folks here are keen to get going (I posted about two in both the NV forum and also the newly started TX experience thread). It will be interesting to see if the novelty does wear off for some people. The fact is there are many many people in existing OC states that do not even know they can legally OC already. So until they see someone do it for themselves, they'll likely never research it or ask about it. However, it's been pretty big news here in TX lately so I'm sure there's quite a few CHL/LTC holders wanting to try it. Bottom line is, the more we do it, the more other people will be encouraged to do it.