My local DnD Meetup Group (which as far as I know mostly arranges 4e Encounters nights) is tentatively planning a Red Box release event for 4e Essentials.
I plan to be there with my Mentzer Red Box, ready to run Palace of the Silver Princess.
Check to see if there are any groups or FLGS's in your area doing the same thing, and lets make it a worldwide counteroffensive.
Are you with me!?!!?