Last year I attended the EB Games Expo and had a good time. I got to play a few games and check out some hardware demos. However I didn't feel like I HAD to attend the event. The games and consoles were about to be released (within 3 months) and you dont get a great deal of time to spend on the games anyway. The AAA titles had 1-2 hour queues like Disney Land. It just wasn't worth the time given the half-day sessions at EB Games Expo.
This year I didn't even bother to check out Xbox One or PS4 consoles. It just didn't interest me the slightest. I played a couple of indies in the local developer section and got some freebies from hardware vendors. I spent most of the time catching up with people, watching cosplay and taking photographs. I should apply for a media pass since it's all i seem to do now.