I attended a WONDERFUL retreat back in February 2007 and was so mad at myself for not getting much of anything accomplished over the weekend. However, I've changed my perspective. When I sit back and think of the wonderful scrappers that I met and watched their techniques that I can bring home and implement in my own LOs and creativity I don't feel the pressure then to "perform" during a meeting. I hope that helps you in wanting to attend more fun swap meets, retreats, or crop nights.