I feel some resistance at the idea of the next workshop potentially hosting 300 participants. I just don't see why bigger is better. My own experience has generally shown that quality decreases as size increases. If I wanted to attend a conference with a crowd of superficially and aggressively happy people, I wouldn't have to travel to Vegas. A big draw of the first workshop was the smaller size and possibility for more intimate and meaningful connections, with each participant at least being aware of one another.
This will not affect whether I attend or not in January. Just wanted to throw my two cents on the pile.