These are some interesting insights from Jeff and Tim. When I found about the more 'intimate' setting from those that attended last year, it sounded like a good show to attend.
I haven't been to the CES or any other big electronics show where audio gear is on display, but I have attended a few large auto shows. These are normally held at huge venues and while there is a lot to see, everything is, as Tim states, very static. Granted, it would be tough to test drive the cars on site.
But the RMAF seems to be very different from an attendee point of view. You can talk to the manufacturer directly, listen to the set up with your own music, and even purchase some (or many) of the products on site.
I am really excited to attend and I hope more ML owners will be there. Perhaps interest will pick up as we near October. I think a lot more would attend if the CLX were going to be on display, but as Dave pointed out there's a ton of other high-end gear to drool over!!! It sounds like a good time.