After reading through this thread I was a bit worried running into all these negative people at the rally.
Then I realized it would be easy to see them coming by the dark cloud that must be always hanging over their heads.
Seriously, I think there are two ways to approach a rally:
1. I'm here and I will have fun.
2. I'm here and you better entertain me, or I'll hold my breath till I faint,
and make things miserable for others by complaining.
I'm all for attitude #1 and can't wait to go to my second BMWMOA rally.
I'll add another one for you:
3. Don't attend and go somewhere where the weather is nicer to ride. Win win.