Thanks for your info. Your thoughts made AI more tempting than EE, so I was originally planning on waiting for AI. However, I decided last minute to audition for EE, and am really glad I did.
I still don't know what would be more lucrative, EE or AI, but the experience at the EE auditions was great. 800 folks tried out in DC, which was more than I expected. The event was well run, and the people were terrific. They seemed interested in the inventions, and not necessarily looking for melodramatic human interest stories that would be good for prime-time.
Turns out EE is not a competition show, but more like a documentary. The chosen few (about 10) would all get their inventions made, with details about the process along the way. Sounds like the perfect show for inventors to watch.
Though my invention did make it to the final round and is being considered for the show, I am super excited to watch the show (even if I am not in it!).
You can read more about my experience at www.MetaBugg.com
Bottom line: if any of you inventors are along the West Coast, consider trying out for EE in San Diego, on Feb 24th.