Your post also remined me of my first York in 2001. I remember it being so difficult to navigate the Halls back then due to the crowds being so large. My first York was a Friday. They didn't have Thursday at that time. I remember the Yellow Hall, while being kind of crummy on hand, it was wonderful on the other with Lionel and MTH having their displays in there. While those Yorks were great I still have a great time the way it is now. I am planning to attend in the Fall.