I've been to the past three WABDL worlds, and they've all been a ton of fun. I don't think I can make it this year, though, because of a combination of bad timing (it used to be the week of Thanksgiving instead of the week before) and expensive plane tickets.
It's usually an enormous meet (I think two years ago set the all-time record for most participants in a powerlifting meet), but I've heard attendance might be a little lower this year. Should still be a good time though
PS. Oh, and I've known Gus for about 4 years now... or at least I think I have - sometimes he gets my name right and sometimes he doesn't haha.