I've been living outside the U.S. since 1995 until I moved back last summer; this past weekend, I went to the camera show in Tysons Corner, VA -- my first U.S. show since '95. What a change! Whereas you could formerly count on several hundred attendees, with perhaps 60 sellers, this show had maybe 10 sellers and only perhaps 30 attendees during the hours I was there. Not much of significant interest at the show; even the sellers were telling each other that there was little to see. I asked the guy selling tickets if this was the way things are now, and he said yes, that eB*y had created such a popular online sales forum that bricks-and-mortar shows were dying. Is this the way it is elsewhere around the U.S., in your experience? I'd hate to think that it's true.