Just out of interest I post this.
I was one of those people who has been many many times, year after year without fail, now since 2011 I have never managed to get a ticket. In fact, all of my extended network now does not get a ticket, I have done a review and I am talking like 20 people who would individually try and of course out of me, have other trying friends.
How does this work, I am not confident this is a simple first come first served. The only piece of satisfaction is that tickets no longer come up on eBay for 4x the amount.
A conversation piece, after all, since going some 12 times I wonder how I am still not present.