One of the big reasons I attend TechEd is to see new places in NA. Would it be nice if Microsoft looked to the community each year for some suggestions for locations? I'd love to head off to Boston, Chicago, Toronto, heck even Redmond. Sure its been at some of these places before, but its time to return. BUILD at Redmond was one of my favorite, simply because of the setting.
Would the conference also be better at a different time of year? I struggle to leave my job at the current schedule due to conflicts with IBM, and HP's big conferences. I can't leave work for 3 weeks in a row for conferences!