It's a fascinating scene and a very interesting moment historically: as Rajneeshpuram was crumbling, Da Free John (Adi Da, Da Avadhoota, &c) was on the news for his "crazy wisdom" excesses... and (don't know if I want to bring this up) the troubles internal to Shambhala were ripening.
A particular style of teaching, the outlandish thing, came to a close by the end of that decade.
In Germany I ran around with some young Germans in Cologne when I had time off - generally one of the recurrent discussions was Sheela and Rajneesh.
However your observation that basically this kind of outlandish teaching style was coming to an end - across the board (across faith systems) there can be these kinds of similar trends/similar concerns - they stem from deep rooted societal patterns.
Last thought: the landscape in Central Oregon is absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful places. Surprisingly isolated too.
Hmmm .... can I get an acre for $500 and live off of it in a tent/tipi for a year or two?
_________________Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes
"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche