I've been to Vegas a number of times (all other trips pre-date this blog) and I've always wanted to see the Fremont Street Experience. I finally made it happen on this most recent visit. If you do decide to go, I highly recommend finding a group to cab over with from the Strip as the taxi costs >$20 each way which can seriously eat into your gambling money. We emerged from our taxi at the center of it all and were simply dazzled by the copious neon lights.
After the show, we couldn't resist ducking into the Golden Nugget for a few hands of Blackjack. The dealers were surprisingly patient and friendly with the newer players among us. I definitely recommend popping in here for a lower pressure (and cheaper!) introduction to Las Vegas table games.
Somehow I managed to break even as the evening and ultimately our trip drew to a close.