At the first Ruby Manor I made contacts that eventually led to my first Ruby programming job. At the second, I presented myself, had a great, but terrifying experience. At the third, I saw some of the best talks I've seen at a conference, ruby or otherwise. This time? Maybe another ill-advised attempt to run theme-based lunches?
This is a great community with smart, articulate and interesting people brought together by a common (programming) language. Let's show the world how a community can put on an amazing conference with those raw materials!