On the other hand, the idea of using CRDT for something other than collaborative editing (or certain types of databases where eventual consistency is a reasonable consistency model) is almost certainly not worth the complexity. That's what I wish I had known when I started.
Hey, I'm in Bay Area also, we should meet up. I've seen you've commented here on HN on Rik's makepad WebGL stuff and Joseph Gentle's OT (chatting with him on Monday!), which are both people & projects I'm fascinated by too.