Have to agree with Gerry's comments as well and CW Burfle' comments.
York is a buy/sell show and I am not sure it is geared up enough to be a future model railroader show from what I read about the Big E. York is trying to attract younger folks to some extent.
York has become a social event for many these days as many of us have enough trains to last a few lifetimes now. I am very selective these days in buying, have way too many!
I do urge friends who never gone to York to do it at least once in their life. One of my club members showed up on Friday with his wife and son who is 14 and IS the club member of ours. He made it here and Sean had a smile so huge it was priceless. He was so happy to be here. His son is such a train geek and knows more about trains than many in my club.
Regardless, everyone has their opinions about York. It is a huge show to put on by TCA Eastern Division and I applaude them for their efforts.
P.S. Gerry- how many times did we run into each other in the aisles? Lol!
P.S.S. I did see Eddie G in the Orange hall and thanked him for bringing the Maine cold weather with him and to start the coutdown for October. Since it was Friday, told him the countdown was at 181 days! Ha!