Yeah, I know it's not for everyone, but having gone for 20 years, and meeting and making friends with a lot of great people, it's worth going for me.
On the pleasant side, I won the Automobile tournament, which was an absolute brain drain, and I'm still amazed at the flexibilty the game has.
On the funny side, I thought having to travel by plane, I'd not be buying a lot of stuff at the dealers room. Wrong. Wound up bringing home about 8 new games. Fortunately, I've got someone who is sending me the excess games home.