I'm sure they are going to be out in force and not putting up with anything based on what happened last year. Street Vibes and Hollister (when it was going) were the worst I've been to. Takes a lot of fun out of it.
I've been several times. The reason I haven't been back is Reno is a dump. There are indian casinos that are nicer than almost everything in Reno. Half of downtown is boarded up and I'm sick of paying 3x what a room is worth just because Street Vibes is happening. All towns jack up room rates for every rally, but as impoverished as Reno has become I don't think they should. People are still paying for the rooms so they will still charge what they can get. They just aren't going to get my money.
I do miss taking rides to Tahoe and Virginia City though.