We made it through another year, Gambiteers -- living in and (usually) loving this crazy city. In our online survey this week, 73% of you thought 2010 would be a better year than 2009, and it's great to enter a new year with that spirit of optimism. It's been a rough year for newspapers, but we're still here and not going anywhere ... and we know that you aren't either. In fact, we've got some surprises for you as we enter 2010. Thanks for your readership and your friendship -- because we do feel our readers are our friends. Laissez la nouvelle année commencer!