By the time you read this post you will be definitely in the same boat as me (or may be not).
I did not get vExpert this year (even being an employee) but I have rather take this as a challenge and will apply next year to get that.
Whomsoever is missed this opportunity, I have just one suggestion, try harder and prove yourself.
Bring all the VMware you know and flush it down to people who are waiting for such Info.
@rayheffer @vcdxnz001 and @gurusimran has supported in this stance and I'm sure others too.
I just want to thank all the people who are there for us to get the vExpert.