Photo by Steve Rhodes

Long gone are they days when obese Mac users fainted in line while waiting to see Steve Jobs shake his hips at Moscone.

No more Sinbad gracing the floor during the convention with his two-toned hair.

No more of that old Mac magic.

According to Violet Blue, who is at the convention with Scott Beale's Laughing Squid, the "mood here is gloomy" even with the bushels of free stuff being tossed at her. Alas.

In other Macworld Expo news, Best Buy now offers refurbished iPhones (akin to buying your Chanel at Jeremy's), and , a documentary about enthusiastic Mac users, premiers tomorrow.