We've got a record number of volunteers working on PyCon's Program Committee - the group that reviews talk proposals and decides which ones go on the schedule. And it's a good thing, because we've also got a record number of proposals - 179! (For comparison, PyCon 2008 got 118.)
Right now, we're in the fun part - going through the proposed talks and yelling, "Oooh! Ooooh! I want that one!" Just looking through the proposed talks is a great Python education all by itself - you find out about useful packages and techniques you'd never known were out there.
The tough part comes later - when we have to winnow the list down. Without exception, there are talks I want to see that won't make the cut. Accepting all the good talks would be great, but we'd need a week of PyCon, and three days for the core conference are all we figure most attendees can spare. (My proposal for a round-the-clock talk schedule met only chuckles. Then again, with late-night Open Spaces, we already come dangerously close to a round-the-clock schedule...)