Well, I probably shouldn't say I love Graydon more, that's almost like saying you love one of your children more than the other. He's just different than JMG, I see a different side of him sometimes. I'd vote for Graydon for President
I've volunteered at the LA and San Jose tournaments a couple of times and that's how I've met just about every player (and chair umpire and line judge) that I know. That just means they recognize me when they see me, and some of them will even hug me (look at my signature). The offer for tickets just came up in conversation, when I wished someone luck in their next match and said I wouldn't be there, I was offered tickets, which was very nice and very helpful since I was too broke to buy any. But none of this happened instantly, its taken me a few events and a few years to get to this point.