I was really looking forward to the show and maybe stressing a little. Must have, because I was dreaming about it last night. It was quite thrilling this morning driving to the show and not knowing what the day will be like. I took a certain amount of cash which was my budget. Walked the floor to get the lay of the land. Then I dove in. I have to tell you that my experience was better than expected. All of the dealers were quite gracious and very helpful. Some better than others. I found the prices were reasonable and I was able to barter with every dealer. I was able to put a reasonable big dent in the common holes I was going after. I even stopped by Penny Lady's booth to introduce myself. I am a little ways away from her stuff, but it won't be long. It was really neat to see all the different kind of booths and see people doing their thing. I would stop by a booth with a question and if he was busy, not only did he try to answer my question, so did the customer he was with. Generally speaking these coin collection people are very gracious. I was also impressed with all the parents taking their kids around. Not only did I have a great time, but I got a bunch of coins that I don't think I could have gotten locally. Based on what I saw today, coin collecting is alive and well in the Big D.