Buzz and Hype has definitely started. It's been unaturally cool here lately, and those ear flap hats look quite warm. For a chick of course......... the guy in that picture IS gay. Those hats cost 80 bucks Canadian by the way.
The traffic here in 2010 will be a nightmare. Our road system is so antiquated now, that rush hour is about 8 hrs. Google 'Lions Gate Bridge' for a real eye opener. It's 3 lanes. That's 2 lanes one way, and 1 lane the other way. They switch back and forth, depending on the traffic flow. Then, there's the George Massey Tunnel, or whatever they refer to it as now...... 2 lanes each way, BUT they switch it to 3 one way and 1 the other during rush hours. So, you're in a tunnel below the river, with oncoming traffic about 1 foot away from you, and cement walls on both sides. If an oncoming driver drops his smoke, or twitches with his cell phone.......... it's all over, baby.
Otherwise, yes, Vancouver is very cool. And Whistler, Blackholm is an awesome ski area, and EXTREMELY trendy. Trendy to a fault, I'd say.