I actually live in the Brushy Creek MUD and we love it here. Let me know if you have any questions, email on my profile.
I met the guy because I live in Austin and he has game testing events at their offices from time to time. You get to come in, eat pizza, and play some new games for free... hard to beat.
Change is good and the commute alone should make your life better, increase in salary or not. Also, you will get to leave behind all the crap you used to do/support and start fresh. Do it!
Is this similiar to how people compain that Comcast has a lower QoS for VOIP packets and this law says that is OK because they can prioritize how their own network functions?