well, i was planning on going down there - registered and everything - but i have family things to do each day that are more important to me. there are some beneficial things to newer traders and i've met a few full-time individual traders there, which was good. there are a few traders online that, if i knew they were going, i'd want to get together with. it was also good to meet representatives from some of my trading firms, software packages, etc. in person..and also to find information from some of the clearing firms. but my main reason why i go to it is to pop in for a few hours, and then later get together with friends of mine who are in or near the city. there are some shady people at the expo, but i've seen shadiness everywhere, including here.