There is plenty of info on site specifics and reasoning for locations available here: http://www.nv.blm.gov/Winnemucca/NEPA/burningman/burningman.htm
if you enjoy a good read. What I am most interested in is the actual city design for this year, which is not addressed in the permits themselves. Last year's city I believe was technically designed to accommodate the maximum number of people allowed under the current permit thru 2010 (50,000), which means we can't get any bigger, unless some sort of exception has been made. Many felt the city was far too spread out last year, compounded by the lousy ground conditions and inability to easily use most bikes. I am just curious if we are indeed going to compress the size back down to where it was in 06 and 07, and what other rearrangements might be made to try to improve the overall layout (plazas, portals, theme camp areas, etc.). Fishy mentioned 2004, but in 2004 there were no 4:30 or 7:30 theme camp areas.
A plan is what you vary from.
Destiny Lounge has been proven to cause cuteness in small kittens.