I did hear a hilarious (I was basically gone beyond gone when I heard it so it might not be as funny to you at this moment in time, but c'est la vie) joke out on playa:
What's the difference between a hippie and a burner?
Burners have tickets.
I think Puffy going is unironically a good thing, I don't give a fuck about people buying pre-made outfits, whatever. This year was fun as fuck and as long as they don't alter the core principles too much then I think BM is going to be fine for a while. I'm still basically a newjack, this was only my third year so I can't speak whatsoever to how the event has changed in the last 20 years, but as long as you can roll around in the desert getting fucked up with your friends for a week then I think the event is going to be just fine.