Nice video! I'd love to hear your updated thoughts on FamilySearch Family Tree after watching the latest presentation from Ron Tanner in 2015. http://rootstech.org/video/4054729365001
I think you all are putting in a healthy level of criticism that also recognizes that RootsTech is amazing and a one world tree is an amazing idea. Some people just praise or just complain, but your balance is refreshing. It seems to me that RootsTech planners have taken some of your advice this year. For example, the innovator challenge got recorded this year.
There were way more classes than I could personally attend, including some that I'd consider advanced. That might have been partially because FGS was there. We will have to see how that goes next year. The energy and collaboration is so great that I am not actually as interested in going to a traditional conference class about research in a certain topic. I might just rather watch that as a webinar, but when I am there I love to soak in the expo hall energy and go to the most entertaining presentations. Some of this includes free games, free popcorn, free soda, free promotional items, free collaboration, free opportunities to meet the staff of all these genealogy organizations, scan photos, take funny photos of yourself, experience the new discovery experiences with FamilySearch, etc. Don't get me wrong. I am a serious genealogist, but one of my favorite parts of RootsTech is just having fun surrounded with other people who love genealogy. I purposely miss some of the sessions I know will be recorded so I can spend more time in the expo hall.
At this FGS/RT special year I really enjoyed talking to people at the historical and genealogical society booths in the hall. I get personal collaboration done there that never works quite as well without being there in-person with those people.
I post a little bit about RootsTech on my blog as well as on Twitter. I try to include some of the less publicized product and feature releases that stand out to me. http://enduringlegacygenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-rootstech-fgs-2015-impressions.html