Also let us not forget that the author of this article went once, and during a time when there was only one line for ice (judging by his writings, he didn't have a good time, missed the whole point of it, and will never go again). Normally there are at least three ice lines. The ice line should be a place that gets fit into the schedule. Otherwise the whole "burning man" experience (the experience that you should both loath and enjoy) is set into the same context that our daily lives are stuck in. Then, why go do something like burning man?
Disclaimer: I've never been to burning man.