I hear ya Shindig... I grew up going to demo days!! Loved them!! All you have to do is look when there is a Ping day somewhere, call the place and get a time slot. It’s free, no obligation to buy.... and you get individualized attention instead of just flying blind.
Right now lead times on stick items... not custom orders is 12 weeks. A lot of the events have been cancelled because of that. I know all mine are.
Totally agree about Ted Lasso. It is just so damn life affirming. I've really tried to incorporate his attitude into my daily life, and as corny as it may sound, it really had an impact on me as a teacher this year.