I'm soooo not a black friday shopper. I shop for Christmas all year and stash stuff away, usually means I end up with way more than I should but I'm always done early and don't have to deal with holiday crowds :) My mom & sister go every year, they spend the afternoon on Thanksgiving going through ads and making an itinerary. I think they are nuts.
I think it's a bit sad that retailers are opening tomorrow for it. It happens with every holiday, Walmart in particular is horrible. Halloween stuff out in August, Christmas stuff out as soon as Halloween is over, etc. Anything in the name of the all mighty dollar. The retail madness of it all takes away from the true meaning of the holidays.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.