I can't speak for the attendees at large, but those who engaged in the event generally seemed to be enjoying themselves. The pool of participation seemed to shrink from Day 1 compared to 2/3, but there were still at least a hundred or two hundred people playing the game towards the conclusion.
The Arataka faction seemed to be dominant and omnipresent, with associates everywhere collecting information to bring back to the principals for analysis. The GMVA faction was less visible, but Jules and co. definitely were out there collecting influence, while you had individual actors like Trii Seo, Primal Storm, and Equaliser's fiancee showing up with crucial clues, or vials of the cure, or massive piles of vote tokens, etc.
On the whole, we collectively busted ass, found the vials, found the PEI, found Patient 7, and made that cure possible. Had we not put as much effort into it as we did, we'd have several freshly-glassed locations in EVE to look at.