We never miss it... mainly because it breaks up the long winter, and reassures us that spring (and launch) is going to happen.
We usually have one or two purchasing
objectives, and we generally find that we can find a "show" deal, or bargain hard to get vendors to compete a little. One year it was inexpensive coastal jackets; last year it was a Davis sextant
. This year... no specific goal except social - a few of the Ontario
Sandpiper fleet are coming up to do the show with us.