I didn't go to the show this year but when I was there last year it was a useful trip - obviously *most* of the show is towards digital but that's what the market is now, however, if one is looking to see equipment it is a good place to go. Last year I went because I was in the market for a paper trimmer and no retail store had the entire range on hand to look at - but the manufacturer did on their stand. Besides, not all new gear is actually digital, I got to compare Manfrotto, Giotto etc tripods - nothing beats the experience of handling a £600 Gitzo tripod to see if it's worth the money!
Anyway, good to hear that Harman were there and having a busy few days. All is not lost for the analogues!