That's the problem...while we might have a good number of collectors, the bigger issue is that the majority of them are effectively social hermits or eliteists that run with their own 'in-crowd'. They don't openly host, they don't go to other events. I know Nickelrama can be EXTREMELY annoying at times with the noise and all the kids, but it's all we've freakin' got! We wouldn't need a big huge location if this was not the case, in my opinion anyways. I'd love for that to change, but I don't have the resources to do it. If there was something that was more central and had 15-20 pins and served alcohol, it might be profitable, but capital and licences and etc etc put anything like that way out of my reach.
It's been nice to see more people over there at Nickelrama, I wish I could make Louis' leagues when he runs them, but I work on the weekends, not by choice. >_<
I'd never in a million years tell anyone interested in having pinball as a social part of their life to live in Dallas. Go to Austin or Houston. Come up here for the one thing that actually matters, it's not that far.