I don't speak up often on the BB because I am a "newbie," and don't have the great storehouse of knowledge that others do (no sarcasm intended). But I do have a little different opinion about new collectors not able to get a convention chip.
I was one of the ones who missed out on it during the convention & was sorely disappointed, but a fine gentleman on this BB sold me his extra one at face-value. Neverless, although disappointed at not getting one at the convention, I didn't feel that it was my "right." Sometimes we just don't get everything that we want.
I do appreciate though, the efforts that are being made to remedy the shortage. I just didn't think that people should have been angry about it. Sorry for the long post.