It shouldn't need to be stated that my biggest loss is the exhibition floor, where books flow and friendships connect. I've come to the point where I don't even pretend to be excited about the sessions - aside from a few gems which arise once in a great while. It's all about the experience, and the most fruitful time is spent in the company of scholars who are genuine enough to befriend you (if only for a moment).
Well, start planning for a return to Atlanta . . .