Hey, this continues to be a great conference (IMO the only one really worth attending ever since the first year). My kudos this year are to the Palm Springs Convention Center for their redesigned coffee cups! Someone had to say "no" to loose sleeves. The whiffle of the year goes to the wristband implementation: you couldn't get it set up on time.
All that aside, the one conflict I've really been trying to digest is that between the Cartographic Information Model and the Web Map Specification. Officially, the Runtime team support the latter, but then they trumpet greater parity with Pro, but you can't do that without adopting CIM. IMO, native development should not be held up by the deficiencies of JS.